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Bug Fix Advisory tar bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2012:0580-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2012-05-14
Last updated on: 2012-05-14
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

Updated tar packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5.

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

This update fixes the following bug:

* Previously, the tar utility was unable to extract (using the "-x" or
"--extract" option) or list (using the "-t" or "list" option) files from an
archive in an older GNU format if the archive contained files with long paths
and if the length of the member name was divisible by the block size of 512.
This happened because tar read an extra block of data after a long name header
and the file pointer was consequently set off. An upstream patch has been
applied to address this problem, and the tar utility now lists and extracts
files as expected under these circumstances. (BZ#813245)

All users of tar are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix
this bug.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata relevant
to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red
Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
tar-1.15.1-32.el5_8.src.rpm     MD5: 4b1063e2281f4f67555215bc1f9ae1c1
SHA-256: 39cc800357666fe08bbbed1d8d35aa5a3bb8175d7300bce4297293bc019ec59f
 
IA-32:
tar-1.15.1-32.el5_8.i386.rpm     MD5: 45c39212d34ef6f3ba2ab4551c039396
SHA-256: 2d6f272247a0c472770da90ba9d8804e8cbfaa7ebc2c2f79abda9dc2c6429b7e
 
IA-64:
tar-1.15.1-32.el5_8.ia64.rpm     MD5: d0e4b2f26eb3c0c4da32601337d8315e
SHA-256: f3ebb4dd0ba710e4baffc484c503f9c90df379373d708ee6cb2c22855e67d3b7
 
PPC:
tar-1.15.1-32.el5_8.ppc.rpm     MD5: d5d006710afb67ba0110f67007220755
SHA-256: 5a33a3dcd769ac57fc3ba7237c86bd5869294268c5ef516763e924cb072466dd
 
s390x:
tar-1.15.1-32.el5_8.s390x.rpm     MD5: 8fdfe8bf42b394df4051e51a6c79ece3
SHA-256: 8c9baa38140c9bef744971c3a888e5dbdf9056323748b622d8824c61ea9a4ca7
 
x86_64:
tar-1.15.1-32.el5_8.x86_64.rpm     MD5: b15b2b748945501a25a41e262f132a57
SHA-256: 40a23122731fc2238a0bf0f71b1c9be48f873cfddf53dd1f105594451770a5c0
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
tar-1.15.1-32.el5_8.src.rpm     MD5: 4b1063e2281f4f67555215bc1f9ae1c1
SHA-256: 39cc800357666fe08bbbed1d8d35aa5a3bb8175d7300bce4297293bc019ec59f
 
IA-32:
tar-1.15.1-32.el5_8.i386.rpm     MD5: 45c39212d34ef6f3ba2ab4551c039396
SHA-256: 2d6f272247a0c472770da90ba9d8804e8cbfaa7ebc2c2f79abda9dc2c6429b7e
 
x86_64:
tar-1.15.1-32.el5_8.x86_64.rpm     MD5: b15b2b748945501a25a41e262f132a57
SHA-256: 40a23122731fc2238a0bf0f71b1c9be48f873cfddf53dd1f105594451770a5c0
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)


These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from:
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at http://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/