Fedora 11 : tar-1.22-5.fc11 (2010-4306)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 47350


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


- CVE-2010-0624 tar, cpio: Heap-based buffer overflow by expanding a specially crafted archive (#572149) - realloc within check_exclusion_tags() caused invalid write (#570591) - not closing file descriptors for excluded files/dirs with exlude-tag... options could cause descriptor exhaustion (#570591) - do not fail with POSIX 2008 glibc futimens() (#552320) - fix segfault with corrupted metadata in code_ns_fraction (#531441) - commented patches and sources - store xattrs for symlinks (#525992) - by Kamil Dudka - update tar(1) manpage (#539787) - fix memory leak in xheader (#518079)
- store SELinux context for symlinks (#525992) - provide symlink manpage for gtar - do process install-info only without --excludedocs(#515923)

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Update the affected tar package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 47350

File Name: fedora_2010-4306.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/07/01

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:tar, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:11

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0624

BID: 38628

FEDORA: 2010-4306