SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : tar (SUSE-SU-2016:2896-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95315
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]
- Fix Amanda integration issue (bsc#913058)
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 for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2016-1690=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2016-1690=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-1690=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2016-1690=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-1690=1
To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.