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Debian LTS: Security Advisory for tar (DLA-2830-1)

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

1 year ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'tar' package(s) announced via the DLA-2830-1 advisory.

Insight

Insight

An infinite loop when --sparse is used with file shrinkage during read access was fixed in the GNU tar archiving utility.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'tar' package(s) on Debian Linux.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable package version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 1.29b-1.1+deb9u1. We recommend that you upgrade your tar packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)