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[DSA987] DSA-987-1 tar Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Jim Meyering discovered several buffer overflows in GNU tar, which may
lead to the execution of arbitrary code through specially crafted tar
The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by this problem.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your tar package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-987
Threat Level: High
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