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<title>GNU tar: Buffer overflow</title>
<synopsis>
A malicious tar archive could trigger a Buffer overflow in GNU tar,
potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">tar</product>
<announced>March 10, 2006</announced>
<revised>March 10, 2006: 01</revised>
<bug>123038</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-arch/tar" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.15.1-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.15.1-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
GNU tar is the standard GNU utility for creating and manipulating
tar archives, a common format used for creating backups and
distributing files on UNIX-like systems.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Jim Meyering discovered a flaw in the handling of certain header
fields that could result in a buffer overflow when extracting or
listing the contents of an archive.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A remote attacker could construct a malicious tar archive that
could potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running GNU tar.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All GNU tar users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-arch/tar-1.15.1-r1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0300">CVE-2006-0300</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 07 Mar 2006 20:43:28 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Wed, 08 Mar 2006 16:57:53 +0000">
taviso
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Fri, 10 Mar 2006 18:23:47 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
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