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RHSA-2010:0141: tar security update

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RHSA-2010:0141: tar security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
09/04/2007
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/24/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The GNU tar program saves many files together in one archive and canrestore individual files (or all of the files) from that archive.A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way tar expanded archivefiles. If a user were tricked into expanding a specially-crafted archive,it could cause the tar executable to crash or execute arbitrary code withthe privileges of the user running tar. (CVE-2010-0624)Red Hat would like to thank Jakob Lell for responsibly reporting theCVE-2010-0624 issue.A denial of service flaw was found in the way tar expanded archive files.If a user expanded a specially-crafted archive, it could cause the tarexecutable to crash. (CVE-2007-4476)Users of tar are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which containsbackported patches to correct these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-tar

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