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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.58939
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2007:0860
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

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.

Solution:
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

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0860.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:
6.8

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-4131
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2007/Dec/msg00002.html
BugTraq ID: 25417
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/25417
Bugtraq: 20070825 rPSA-2007-0172-1 tar (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/477731/100/0/threaded
Bugtraq: 20070827 FLEA-2007-0049-1 tar (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/477865/100/0/threaded
Cert/CC Advisory: TA07-352A
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA07-352A.html
Debian Security Information: DSA-1438 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1438
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-October/msg00370.html
FreeBSD Security Advisory: FreeBSD-SA-07:10
http://security.FreeBSD.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-07:10.gtar.asc
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200709-09.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:173
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=251921
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10420
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A7779
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0860.html
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018599
http://secunia.com/advisories/26573
http://secunia.com/advisories/26590
http://secunia.com/advisories/26603
http://secunia.com/advisories/26604
http://secunia.com/advisories/26655
http://secunia.com/advisories/26673
http://secunia.com/advisories/26674
http://secunia.com/advisories/26781
http://secunia.com/advisories/26822
http://secunia.com/advisories/26984
http://secunia.com/advisories/27453
http://secunia.com/advisories/27861
http://secunia.com/advisories/28136
http://secunia.com/advisories/28255
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-77-1021680.1-1
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2007:018 (Google Search)
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_18_sr.html
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2007/0026/
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-506-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/2958
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/4238
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