Scientific Linux Security Update : star on SL5.x, SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60249


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


A path traversal flaw was discovered in the way star extracted archives. A malicious user could create a tar archive that would cause star to write to arbitrary files to which the user running star had write access. (CVE-2007-4134)

As well, this update adds the command line argument '-..' to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 version of star. This allows star to extract files containing '/../' in their pathname.


Update the affected star package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60249

File Name: sl_20070904_star_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/09/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4134

CWE: 22