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Security Advisory tar security update

Advisory: RHSA-2006:0195-8
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2006-02-21
Last updated on: 2006-02-21
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2005-1918

Details

An updated tar package that fixes a path traversal flaw is now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.

The GNU tar program saves many files together in one archive and can
restore individual files (or all of the files) from that archive.

In 2002, a path traversal flaw was found in the way GNU tar extracted
archives. A malicious user could create a tar archive that could write to
arbitrary files to which the user running GNU tar has write access
(CVE-2002-0399). Red Hat included a backported security patch to correct
this issue in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, and an erratum for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 2.1 users was issued.

During internal testing, we discovered that our backported security patch
contained an incorrect optimization and therefore was not sufficient to
completely correct this vulnerability. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the name CVE-2005-1918 to this
issue.

Users of tar should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
replacement backported patch to correct this issue.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)

SRPMS:
tar-1.13.25-14.RHEL3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0142
    MD5: a417c5eee303ba02e82d5e3dd51a90c9
 
IA-32:
tar-1.13.25-14.RHEL3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0142
    MD5: 774d7a899b21106977e6f97ac21c60d6
 
x86_64:
tar-1.13.25-14.RHEL3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0142
    MD5: dafe232a7b44dd14476a86abea130c69
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
tar-1.13.25-5.AS21.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0749
    MD5: 845a820b30ac72349c6a0b8184a86d2c
 
IA-32:
tar-1.13.25-5.AS21.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0749
    MD5: 54cb06fab08c95c25eea7ade716d71c7
 
IA-64:
tar-1.13.25-5.AS21.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0749
    MD5: cd7c0eb50dffd11cf0cbdd881825a8cc
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
tar-1.13.25-14.RHEL3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0142
    MD5: a417c5eee303ba02e82d5e3dd51a90c9
 
IA-32:
tar-1.13.25-14.RHEL3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0142
    MD5: 774d7a899b21106977e6f97ac21c60d6
 
IA-64:
tar-1.13.25-14.RHEL3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0142
    MD5: 9c280f3ef92ac03b0c5f58d0f0bfb1be
 
PPC:
tar-1.13.25-14.RHEL3.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0142
    MD5: 8541793f7153051ca270c8f778813ec5
 
s390:
tar-1.13.25-14.RHEL3.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0142
    MD5: 96945481f9c6429850ab676fa622f7b5
 
s390x:
tar-1.13.25-14.RHEL3.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0142
    MD5: cec08d4de830f20e40ec351a827ec5f6
 
x86_64:
tar-1.13.25-14.RHEL3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0142
    MD5: dafe232a7b44dd14476a86abea130c69
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
tar-1.13.25-5.AS21.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0749
    MD5: 845a820b30ac72349c6a0b8184a86d2c
 
IA-32:
tar-1.13.25-5.AS21.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0749
    MD5: 54cb06fab08c95c25eea7ade716d71c7
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

SRPMS:
tar-1.13.25-14.RHEL3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0142
    MD5: a417c5eee303ba02e82d5e3dd51a90c9
 
IA-32:
tar-1.13.25-14.RHEL3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0142
    MD5: 774d7a899b21106977e6f97ac21c60d6
 
IA-64:
tar-1.13.25-14.RHEL3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0142
    MD5: 9c280f3ef92ac03b0c5f58d0f0bfb1be
 
x86_64:
tar-1.13.25-14.RHEL3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0142
    MD5: dafe232a7b44dd14476a86abea130c69
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
tar-1.13.25-5.AS21.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0749
    MD5: 845a820b30ac72349c6a0b8184a86d2c
 
IA-32:
tar-1.13.25-5.AS21.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0749
    MD5: 54cb06fab08c95c25eea7ade716d71c7
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
tar-1.13.25-14.RHEL3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0142
    MD5: a417c5eee303ba02e82d5e3dd51a90c9
 
IA-32:
tar-1.13.25-14.RHEL3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0142
    MD5: 774d7a899b21106977e6f97ac21c60d6
 
IA-64:
tar-1.13.25-14.RHEL3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0142
    MD5: 9c280f3ef92ac03b0c5f58d0f0bfb1be
 
x86_64:
tar-1.13.25-14.RHEL3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0142
    MD5: dafe232a7b44dd14476a86abea130c69
 
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor

SRPMS:
tar-1.13.25-5.AS21.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0749
    MD5: 845a820b30ac72349c6a0b8184a86d2c
 
IA-64:
tar-1.13.25-5.AS21.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0749
    MD5: cd7c0eb50dffd11cf0cbdd881825a8cc
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

140589 - CVE-2005-1918 tar archive path traversal issue
140598 - CVE-2005-1918 tar archive path traversal issue


References



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