SUSE SLES11 Security Update : tar (SUSE-SU-2016:2895-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95314
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis 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.
SolutionTo 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'.