Scientific Linux Security Update : perl-Archive-Tar on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60811
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionMultiple directory traversal flaws were discovered in the Archive::Tar module. A specially crafted tar file could cause a Perl script, using the Archive::Tar module to extract the archive, to overwrite an arbitrary file writable by the user running the script.
This package upgrades the Archive::Tar module to version 1.39_01.
All applications using the Archive::Tar module must be restarted for this update to take effect.
Note: SL 40-45 needed perl-IO-Zlib
SolutionUpdate the affected perl-Archive-Tar and / or perl-IO-Zlib packages.