Fedora 11 : tar-1.22-5.fc11 (2010-4306)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 47350
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
Description- 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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SolutionUpdate the affected tar package.