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USN-5329-1: tar vulnerability

15 March 2022

tar could be made to crash if it received specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • tar - GNU version of the tar archiving utility

Details

It was discovered that tar incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause tar to crash,
resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References