SuSE 11 Security Update : tar (SAT Patch Number 2124)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 50962


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing a security update.


A 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.


Apply SAT patch number 2124.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 50962

File Name: suse_11_tar-100312.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/12/02

Modified: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:tar, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0624