Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1623-1] tar security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Low

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

1.9

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

3 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

It was discovered that there was a potential denial of service vulnerability in tar, the GNU version of the tar UNIX archiving utility. The --sparse argument looped endlessly if the file shrank whilst it was being read. Tar would only break out of this endless loop if the file grew again to (or beyond) its original end of file.

Affected Software

Affected Software

tar on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this issue has been fixed in tar version 1.27.1-2+deb8u2. We recommend that you upgrade your tar packages.

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