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oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6907

Heap-based buffer overflow in the rmt_read__ function in lib/rtapelib.c in the rmt client functionality in GNU tar before 1.23 and GNU cpio before 2.11 allows remote rmt servers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly execute arbitrary code by sending more data than was requested related to archive filenames that contain a : (colon) character.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
  • VMWare ESX Server 3.5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2010-0624
Product(s):