Scientific Linux Security Update : perl-Archive-Tar on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60811


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Multiple 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


Update the affected perl-Archive-Tar and / or perl-IO-Zlib packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60811

File Name: sl_20100701_perl_Archive_Tar_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

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: 2010/07/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4829

CWE: 22