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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 50962

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Synopsis

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing a security update.

Description

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.

Solution

Apply SAT patch number 2124.

See Also

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=579475

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-0624.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 50962

File Name: suse_11_tar-100312.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/2/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: 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: 3/12/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0624