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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.

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:
1.9

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

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