openSUSE Security Update : tar (openSUSE-SU-2010:0189-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 46209
The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
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.