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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-0300

Original release date: 02/23/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Buffer overflow in tar 1.14 through 1.15.90 allows user-assisted attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute code via unspecified vectors involving PAX extended headers.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.1 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: TRUSTIX
Name: 2006-0010
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2518
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200603-06
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 241646
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:046
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2007-03-13
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6094
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-0930
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0232
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-987
External Source: SREASON
Name: 543
External Source: BID
Name: 16764
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5993
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305391
External Source: XF
Name: gnu-tar-pax-headers-bo(24855)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305214
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2007-04-19
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-257-1
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1015705
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-0684
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5252
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-1470
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FLSA:183571-2
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2006:005
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA07-072A
External Source: MLIST
Name: [Bug-tar] 20060220 tar 1.15.90 released
External Source: OPENPKG
Name: OpenPKG-SA-2006.006
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5978
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA07-109A
External Source: SREASON
Name: 480
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9295

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5252
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5978
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5993
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6094
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9295
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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