Operating System:

[Debian]

Published:

16 December 2013

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2013.1793
                          libtar security update
                             16 December 2013

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           libtar
Publisher:         Debian
Operating System:  Debian GNU/Linux 6
                   Debian GNU/Linux 7
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2013-4397  

Reference:         ESB-2013.1429

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.debian.org/security/2013/dsa-2817

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2817-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Luciano Bello
December 14, 2013                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : libtar
Vulnerability  : Integer overflow
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2013-4397
Debian Bug     : 725938

Timo Warns reported multiple integer overflow vulnerabilities in libtar,
a library for manipulating tar archives, which can result in the
execution of arbitrary code.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.11-6+deb6u1.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.16-1+deb7u1.

For the testing distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.20-1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.20-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libtar packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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