Debian: DSA-2817-1: libtar security update

    Date14 Dec 2013
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Timo Warns reported multiple integer overflow vulnerabilities in libtar, a library for manipulating tar archives, which can result in the execution of arbitrary code.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2817-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    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/
    
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