Debian Security Advisory
DLA-2830-1 tar -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 28 Nov 2021
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 917377.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-20482.
- More information:
An infinite loop when --sparse is used with file shrinkage during read access was fixed in the GNU tar archiving utility.
For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 1.29b-1.1+deb9u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your tar packages.
For the detailed security status of tar please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/tar
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