SUSE SLES11 Security Update : tar (SUSE-SU-2016:2895-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95314


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for tar fixes the following issues :

- Fix the POINTYFEATHER vulnerability - GNU tar archiver can be tricked into extracting files and directories in the given destination, regardless of the path name(s) specified on the command line [bsc#1007188] [CVE-2016-6321]

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-tar-12854=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-tar-12854=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95314

File Name: suse_SU-2016-2895-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/25

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:UC


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tar, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6321

OSVDB: 146394