Ubuntu 5329-1: tar vulnerability | LinuxSecurity.com
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5329-1
March 15, 2022

tar vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM

Summary:

tar could be made to crash if it received specially crafted
file.

Software Description:
- tar: GNU version of the tar archiving utility

Details:

It was discovered that tar incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause tar to crash,
resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
   tar                             1.30+dfsg-7ubuntu0.20.04.2

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
   tar                             1.29b-2ubuntu0.3

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
   tar                             1.28-2.1ubuntu0.2+esm1

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
   tar                             1.27.1-1ubuntu0.1+esm2

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
   https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5329-1
   CVE-2021-20193

Package Information:
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/tar/1.30+dfsg-7ubuntu0.20.04.2
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/tar/1.29b-2ubuntu0.3

Ubuntu 5329-1: tar vulnerability

March 15, 2022

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - Ubuntu 16.04 ESM - Ubuntu 14.04 ESM Summary: tar could be made to crash if it received specially crafted file. Software Description: - tar: GNU version of the tar archiving utility Details: It was discovered that tar incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause tar to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: tar 1.30+dfsg-7ubuntu0.20.04.2 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: tar 1.29b-2ubuntu0.3 Ubuntu 16.04 ESM: tar 1.28-2.1ubuntu0.2+esm1 Ubuntu 14.04 ESM: tar 1.27.1-1ubuntu0.1+esm2 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5329-1

CVE-2021-20193

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5329-1

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/tar/1.30+dfsg-7ubuntu0.20.04.2 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/tar/1.29b-2ubuntu0.3

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