SuSE9 Security Update : tar (YOU Patch Number 12596)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 46205


The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.


A malicious remote tape server could cause a buffer overflow in tar.
In order to exploit that an attacker would have to trick the victim to extract a file that causes tar to open a connection to the rmt server (CVE-2010-0624). It's advisable to always use tar's --force-local local option to avoid such tricks.


Apply YOU patch number 12596.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 46205

File Name: suse9_12596.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/05/01

Modified: 2012/04/23

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: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0624