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MDKSA-2006:219: 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-2006:219 (tar).
GNU tar 1.16 and 1.15.1, and possibly other versions, allows
user-assisted attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via a tar file
that contains a GNUTYPE_NAMES record with a symbolic link, which is not
properly handled by the extract_archive function in extract.c and
extract_mangle function in mangle.c, a variant of CVE-2002-1216.
The updated packages have been patched to address this issue.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:219
Threat Level: High
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