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Security Vulnerability in GNU tar May Lead to Arbitrary Code Execution or Denial of Service (DoS)

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5978

Buffer overflow in tar 1.14 through 1.15.90 allows user-assisted attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute code via unspecified vectors involving PAX extended headers.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Sun Solaris 10
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2006-0300
Product(s):