SuSE9 Security Update : tar (YOU Patch Number 12596)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 46205
SynopsisThe remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionApply YOU patch number 12596.