Debian Security Advisory
DLA-690-1 tar -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 31 Oct 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 842339.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-6321.
- More information:
A vulnerability has been discovered in the tar package that could allow an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files through crafted files.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.26+dfsg-0.1+deb7u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your tar packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS