RHEL 3 : tar (RHSA-2010:0142)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 46265


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated tar package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The GNU tar program saves many files together in one archive and can restore individual files (or all of the files) from that archive.

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way tar expanded archive files. If a user were tricked into expanding a specially crafted archive, it could cause the tar executable to crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running tar.

Red Hat would like to thank Jakob Lell for responsibly reporting this issue.

Users of tar are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected tar package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 46265

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0142.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/05/11

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tar, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/03/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0624

BID: 38628

RHSA: 2010:0142