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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-4476

Original release date: 09/04/2007
Last revised: 07/18/2011


Buffer overflow in the safer_name_suffix function in GNU tar has unspecified attack vectors and impact, resulting in a "crashing stack."


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/15/2010)
This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0141.html for tar. It did not affect the version of tar as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. This issue was also addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0144.html for cpio. It did not affect the version of cpio as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

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External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1566
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7114
External Source: BID
Name: 26445
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200711-18
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1438
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0141
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-650-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=196978
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-2673
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2007:019
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-735
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0144
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0628
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9336
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:233
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0629
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:197
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=280961
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8599
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-709-1
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2007:018
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 1021680
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1861

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7114
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8599
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9336
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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