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

MDKSA-2006:046: 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-2006:046 (tar).

Gnu tar versions 1.14 and above have a buffer overflow vulnerability and some
other issues including: - Carefully crafted invalid headers can cause buffer
overrun. - Invalid header fields go undiagnosed. - Some valid time strings are
ignored. The updated packages have been patched to address this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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