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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2010:0142
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2010:0142.

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 heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way tar expanded archive
files. If a user were tricked into expanding a specially-crafted archive,
it could cause the tar executable to crash or execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running tar. (CVE-2010-0624)

Red Hat would like to thank Jakob Lell for responsibly reporting this

Users of tar are advised to 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: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-0624
Bugtraq: 20101027 rPSA-2010-0070-1 cpio tar (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2010:011 (Google Search)
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