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<glsa id="201402-19">
<title>libtar: Arbitraty code execution</title>
<synopsis>A buffer overflow in libtar might allow remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.
<product type="ebuild">libtar</product>
<announced>February 21, 2014</announced>
<revised>February 21, 2014: 1</revised>
<package name="dev-libs/libtar" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.2.20-r2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.2.20-r2</vulnerable>
<p>libtar is a C library for manipulating POSIX tar files.</p>
<p>An integer overflow error within the “th_read()” function when
processing long names or link extensions can be exploited to cause a
heap-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted archive.
<impact type="normal">
<p>A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file
using a program linked against libtar, possibly resulting in execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All libtar users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=dev-libs/libtar-1.2.20-r2"
<uri link="">CVE-2013-4397</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:33:28 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 21 Feb 2014 07:32:05 +0000">