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FreeBSD Security Advisory (FreeBSD-SA-06:26.gtar.asc)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

FreeBSD Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to the system as announced in the referenced advisory FreeBSD-SA-06:26.gtar.asc

Insight

Insight

GNU tar (gtar) is a utility to create and extract tape archives, commonly known as tar files. GNU tar is included in FreeBSD 4.x as /usr/bin/tar, and in FreeBSD 5.x as /usr/bin/gtar. Symlinks created using the GNUTYPE_NAMES tar extension can be absolute due to lack of proper sanity checks.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade your system to the appropriate stable release or security branch dated after the correction date https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=FreeBSD-SA-06:26.gtar.asc

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)