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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60747

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

CVE-2007-4476 tar/cpio stack crashing in safer_name_suffix

CVE-2010-0624 tar, cpio: Heap-based buffer overflow by expanding a specially crafted archive

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way tar expanded archive files. If a user were tricked into expanding a specially crafted archive, it could cause the tar executable to crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running tar.
(CVE-2010-0624)

A denial of service flaw was found in the way tar expanded archive files. If a user expanded a specially crafted archive, it could cause the tar executable to crash. (CVE-2007-4476) - SL4 and SL5 Only

Solution

Update the affected tar package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?40010f9a

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60747

File Name: sl_20100315_tar_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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: 2010/03/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4476, CVE-2010-0624

CWE: 119