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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2007:0860

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2007:0860.

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

A path traversal flaw was discovered 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 had write access. (CVE-2007-4131)

Red Hat would like to thank Dmitry V. Levin for reporting this issue.

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 : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-4131
BugTraq ID: 25417
Bugtraq: 20070825 rPSA-2007-0172-1 tar (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20070827 FLEA-2007-0049-1 tar (Google Search)
Cert/CC Advisory: TA07-352A
Debian Security Information: DSA-1438 (Google Search)
FreeBSD Security Advisory: FreeBSD-SA-07:10
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2007:018 (Google Search)
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2007 E-Soft Inc.

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