Fedora 12 : tar-1.22-12.fc12 (2010-4309)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 47351


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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)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected tar package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 47351

File Name: fedora_2010-4309.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/1/2010

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:tar, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:12

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/12/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0624

BID: 38628

FEDORA: 2010-4309