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Family: Debian Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

[DSA987] DSA-987-1 tar Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-987-1 tar

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
version 1.14-2.1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.15.1-3.
We recommend that you upgrade your tar package.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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