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CVE-2007-4476

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2007-08-17
Bugzilla:
280961: CVE-2007-4476 tar/cpio stack crashing in safer_name_suffix

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

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

Find out more about CVE-2007-4476 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

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.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 2.6
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (tar) RHSA-2010:0141 2010-03-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (cpio) RHSA-2010:0144 2010-03-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (tar) RHSA-2010:0141 2010-03-15

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