GNU Tar PAX extended headers buffer overflow

gnu-tar-pax-headers-bo (24855) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

GNU Tar is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking of the PAX extended headers. By sending a specially crafted archive and convincing the victim to open it, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the system to crash.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of GNU Tar (1.15.90 (alpha) or later), available from the GNU Tar Web site. See References.

Upgrade to the latest version of Mac OS X (10.4.9 or later) or apply Apple Security Update 2007-003. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux:
Refer to DSA-987-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux:
Refer to RHSA-2006:0232-3 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux:
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 2006-03-06 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For OpenPKG:
Refer to OpenPKG Security Advisory OpenPKG-SA-2006.006 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Ubuntu Linux:
Refer to USN-257-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Mac OS X:
Refer to Apple Security Update 2007-004 for upgrade information. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.10
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.1
  • Gentoo Linux
  • GNU Tar 1.14
  • GNU Tar 1.14.1
  • GNU Tar 1.15
  • GNU Tar 1.15.1
  • GNU Tar 1.15.90
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux LE2005
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux LE2005 X86_64
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG 2.3
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG 2.4
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG 2.5
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG CURRENT
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
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Reported:

Feb 22, 2006

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