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openSUSE-SU-2010:0189-1 (low): tar security update
  • From: opensuse-security@xxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 13:08:24 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <20100430110824.96BC3BE13@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
openSUSE Security Update: tar security update

Announcement ID: openSUSE-SU-2010:0189-1
Rating: low
References: #579475
Cross-References: CVE-2010-0624
Affected Products:
openSUSE 11.2
openSUSE 11.1
openSUSE 11.0

An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.


A malicious remote tape server could cause a buffer
overflow in tar. In order to exploit that an attacker would
have to trick the victim to extract a file that causes tar
to open a connection to the rmt server (CVE-2010-0624).
It's advisable to always use tar's
--force-local local option to avoid such tricks.

Patch Instructions:

To install this openSUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

- openSUSE 11.2:

zypper in -t patch tar-2127

- openSUSE 11.1:

zypper in -t patch tar-2127

- openSUSE 11.0:

zypper in -t patch tar-2127

To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

Package List:

- openSUSE 11.2 (i586 src x86_64):


- openSUSE 11.2 (noarch):


- openSUSE 11.1 (i586 ppc src x86_64):


- openSUSE 11.0 (i586 ppc src x86_64):



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