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

MDKSA-2002:066: tar Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the tar package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2002:066 (tar).

A directory traversal vulnerability was discovered in GNU tar version 1.13.25
and earlier that allows attackers to overwrite arbitrary files during extraction
of the archive by using a '..' (dot dot) in an extracted filename.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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