Advisories


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Debian LTS Advisory DLA-2830-1                [email protected]
https://www.debian.org/lts/security/                          Adrian Bunk
November 28, 2021                             https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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Package        : tar
Version        : 1.29b-1.1+deb9u1
CVE ID         : CVE-2018-20482
Debian Bug     : 917377

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

Debian LTS: DLA-2830-1: tar security update

November 28, 2021
An infinite loop when --sparse is used with file shrinkage during read access was fixed in the GNU tar archiving utility

Summary

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

Severity
Package : tar
Version : 1.29b-1.1+deb9u1
CVE ID : CVE-2018-20482
Debian Bug : 917377
An infinite loop when --sparse is used with file shrinkage during read
access was fixed in the GNU tar archiving utility.
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