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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.891623
Category:Debian Local Security Checks
Title:Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1623-1] tar security update)
Summary:It was discovered that there was a potential denial of service;vulnerability in tar, the GNU version of the tar UNIX archiving;utility.;;The --sparse argument looped endlessly if the file shrank whilst;it was being read. Tar would only break out of this endless loop;if the file grew again to (or beyond) its original end of file.
Description:Summary:
It was discovered that there was a potential denial of service
vulnerability in tar, the GNU version of the tar UNIX archiving
utility.

The --sparse argument looped endlessly if the file shrank whilst
it was being read. Tar would only break out of this endless loop
if the file grew again to (or beyond) its original end of file.

Vulnerability Insight:
Tar is a program for packaging a set of files as a single archive in tar
format. The function it performs is conceptually similar to cpio, and to
things like PKZIP in the DOS world. It is heavily used by the Debian package
management system, and is useful for performing system backups and exchanging
sets of files with others.

Affected Software/OS:
tar on Debian Linux

Solution:
For Debian 8 'Jessie', this issue has been fixed in tar version
1.27.1-2+deb8u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your tar packages.

CVSS Score:
5.0

CVSS Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2018-20482
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