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USN-5329-1: tar vulnerability

15 March 2022

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



  • tar - GNU version of the tar archiving utility


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.