tar (SSA:2006-335-01)
Posted on: 12/02/2006 08:09 AM

New tar packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and 11.0 to fix a security issue.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6097


Here are the details from the Slackware 11.0 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/tar-1.16-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz:
Upgraded to tar-1.16.
This fixes an issue where files may be extracted outside of the current
directory, possibly allowing a malicious tar archive, when extracted, to
overwrite any of the user's files (in the case of root, any file on the
system).
For more information, see:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6097
(* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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HINT: Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try. This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 8.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.1/patches/packages/tar-1.16-i386-1_slack8.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/tar-1.16-i386-1_slack9.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/tar-1.16-i486-1_slack9.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/tar-1.16-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/tar-1.16-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/patches/packages/tar-1.16-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/patches/packages/tar-1.16-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 8.1 package:
7c9534ea20e4dea9481d2e5389ccb028 tar-1.16-i386-1_slack8.1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
876549ce9871fe255e53f6941d652955 tar-1.16-i386-1_slack9.0.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
c1de51bb69fbecd26c9b7ee317b92fa7 tar-1.16-i486-1_slack9.1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
75e329799b7bf0d536fab1debea5c301 tar-1.16-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
7a97719499b08cefb77fb0aaee4e2a80 tar-1.16-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
c64be78f5930f9e9557f5ec8b783b7ec tar-1.16-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
9832de4337bd8e1bd6e43c18e06885dc tar-1.16-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg tar-1.16-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz


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Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com


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