openSUSE Security Update : tar (openSUSE-SU-2010:0189-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 46207

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Synopsis

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected tar package.

See Also

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=579475

https://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2010-04/msg00093.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 46207

File Name: suse_11_0_tar-100312.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/1/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tar, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/12/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0624