==========================================================Ubuntu Security Notice USN-709-1 January 15, 2009
A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
Dmitry V. Levin discovered a buffer overflow in tar. If a user or automated
system were tricked into opening a specially crafted tar file, an attacker
could crash tar or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user invoking the program.