tar security update

ID CESA-2010:0142
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2010-03-17T15:26:50


CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2010:0142

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

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way tar expanded archive files. If a user were tricked into expanding a specially-crafted archive, it could cause the tar executable to crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running tar. (CVE-2010-0624)

Red Hat would like to thank Jakob Lell for responsibly reporting this issue.

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

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2010-March/028602.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2010-March/028603.html

Affected packages: tar

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0142.html