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Security Advisory tar security update

Advisory: RHSA-2006:0232-3
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2006-03-01
Last updated on: 2006-03-01
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2006-0300

Details

An updated tar package that fixes a buffer overflow bug is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having Moderate 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.

Jim Meyering discovered a buffer overflow bug in the way GNU tar extracts
malformed archives. By tricking a user into extracting a malicious tar
archive, it is possible to execute arbitrary code as the user running tar.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned
the name CVE-2006-0300 to this issue.

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


Solution

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

This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
tar-1.14-9.RHEL4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 20edf00d3f726e8ef40182a1cc74c309
 
IA-32:
tar-1.14-9.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 8e6c7bf72e4f4d48e066406614396a08
 
x86_64:
tar-1.14-9.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 2002e57270db78163e556c0321b8e190
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
tar-1.14-9.RHEL4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 20edf00d3f726e8ef40182a1cc74c309
 
IA-32:
tar-1.14-9.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 8e6c7bf72e4f4d48e066406614396a08
 
IA-64:
tar-1.14-9.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 3bce09ef8d5829c5c41ec04f1a79036b
 
PPC:
tar-1.14-9.RHEL4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 03483011461ab5395c04ca55eb42e6c0
 
s390:
tar-1.14-9.RHEL4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: d33b7ade56bff4f8d936481f9835cd4b
 
s390x:
tar-1.14-9.RHEL4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: d5e85f0e8daf289e5b75a0558741fdca
 
x86_64:
tar-1.14-9.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 2002e57270db78163e556c0321b8e190
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
tar-1.14-9.RHEL4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 20edf00d3f726e8ef40182a1cc74c309
 
IA-32:
tar-1.14-9.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 8e6c7bf72e4f4d48e066406614396a08
 
IA-64:
tar-1.14-9.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 3bce09ef8d5829c5c41ec04f1a79036b
 
x86_64:
tar-1.14-9.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 2002e57270db78163e556c0321b8e190
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
tar-1.14-9.RHEL4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 20edf00d3f726e8ef40182a1cc74c309
 
IA-32:
tar-1.14-9.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 8e6c7bf72e4f4d48e066406614396a08
 
IA-64:
tar-1.14-9.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 3bce09ef8d5829c5c41ec04f1a79036b
 
x86_64:
tar-1.14-9.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 2002e57270db78163e556c0321b8e190
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

181772 - CVE-2006-0300 GNU tar heap overlfow bug


References



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