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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2006:0232

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2006:0232.

The GNU tar program saves many files together in one archive and can
restore individual files (or all of the files) from that archive.

Jim Meyering discovered a buffer overflow bug in the way GNU tar extracts
malformed archives. By tricking a user into extracting a malicious tar
archive, it is possible to execute arbitrary code as the user running tar.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( assigned
the name CVE-2006-0300 to this issue.

Users of tar should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch to correct this issue.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 16764
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2006-0300
Cert/CC Advisory: TA07-072A
Cert/CC Advisory: TA07-109A
Debian Security Information: DSA-987 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2006:005 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: gnu-tar-pax-headers-bo(24855)
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