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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2006:0749

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2006:0749.

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

Teemu Salmela discovered a path traversal flaw in the way GNU tar extracted
archives. A malicious user could create a tar archive that could write to
arbitrary files to which the user running GNU tar has write access.

Users of tar should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
replacement 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 : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2006-6097
BugTraq ID: 21235
Bugtraq: 20061201 rPSA-2006-0222-1 tar (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20070330 VMSA-2007-0002 VMware ESX security updates (Google Search)
Cert/CC Advisory: TA07-072A
Debian Security Information: DSA-1223 (Google Search)
FreeBSD Security Advisory: FreeBSD-SA-06:26
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2006:0749
SGI Security Advisory: 20061202-01-P
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