A vulnerability in Tar could lead to a Denial of Service condition.
|Package||app-arch/tar on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.34|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.34|
The Tar program provides the ability to create and manipulate tar archives.
It was discovered that GNU Tar had a memory leak when processing archive headers.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted archive using Tar, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Tar users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/tar-1.34"
May 26, 2021
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