FreeBSD : gtar -- buffer overflow in rmt client (c175d72f-3773-11df-8bb8-0211d880e350)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45338


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Jakob Lell reports :

The rmt client implementation of GNU Tar/Cpio contains a heap-based buffer overflow which possibly allows arbitrary code execution.

The problem can be exploited when using an untrusted/compromised rmt server.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45338

File Name: freebsd_pkg_c175d72f377311df8bb80211d880e350.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/03/25

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:gtar, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/03/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0624