Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libtar (MDVSA-2013:253)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70520


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


Updated libtar packages fixes security vulnerability :

Two 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).


Update the affected libtar and / or libtar-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70520

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-253.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/10/20

Modified: 2014/08/16

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:mandriva:linux:libtar, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtar-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/10/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4397

BID: 62922

MDVSA: 2013:253