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A tar security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 23.04.

USN-5900-2: tar vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5900-2
May 22, 2023

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

- Ubuntu 23.04


tar could be made to crash or expose sensitive information
if it received a specially crafted file.

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


USN-5900-1 fixed vulnerabilities in tar. This update fixes it to Ubuntu 23.04.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that tar incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information
or cause a crash.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 23.04:
tar 1.34+dfsg-1.2ubuntu0.1

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


Package Information: