SuSE 10 Security Update : tar (ZYPP Patch Number 6922)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49928
SynopsisThe remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionApply ZYPP patch number 6922.