Scientific Linux Security Update : libtar on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70394
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionTwo heap-based buffer overflow flaws were found in the way libtar handled certain archives. If a user were tricked into expanding a specially- crafted archive, it could cause the libtar executable or an application using libtar to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2013-4397)
Note: This issue only affected 32-bit builds of libtar.
SolutionUpdate the affected libtar, libtar-debuginfo and / or libtar-devel packages.