Oracle Linux 3 : tar (ELSA-2010-0142)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68009


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0142 :

An updated tar package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The GNU tar program saves many files together in one archive and can restore individual files (or all of the files) from that 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.

Red Hat would like to thank Jakob Lell for responsibly reporting this issue.

Users of tar are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected tar package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68009

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2010-0142.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tar, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:3

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0624

BID: 38628

OSVDB: 62857, 62950

RHSA: 2010:0142