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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 46211


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.


Update the affected tar packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 46211

File Name: suse_11_2_tar-100312.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/05/01

Modified: 2014/06/13

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:novell:opensuse:tar, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tar-lang, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0624