Package "tar"

Name: tar


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  • optional scripts for GNU version of the tar archiving utility

Latest version: 1.29b-2ubuntu0.2
Release: bionic (18.04)
Level: security
Repository: universe


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Version: 1.29b-2ubuntu0.2 2021-01-13 19:07:20 UTC

  tar (1.29b-2ubuntu0.2) bionic-security; urgency=medium

  * SECURITY UPDATE: Infinite read loop
    - debian/patches/Fix-CVE-2018-20482.patch: Add handling for short read
      condition in sparse_dump_region() of src/sparse.c.
    - CVE-2018-20482
  * SECURITY UPDATE: NULL pointer dereference
    - debian/patches/CVE-2019-9923.patch: Check for NULL return value from
      find_next_block in src/sparse.c.
    - CVE-2019-9923

 -- Avital Ostromich <email address hidden> Tue, 15 Dec 2020 20:39:17 -0500

CVE-2018-20482 GNU Tar through 1.30, when --sparse is used, mishandles file shrinkage during read access, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (inf
CVE-2019-9923 pax_decode_header in sparse.c in GNU Tar before 1.32 had a NULL pointer dereference when parsing certain archives that have malformed extended header

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