[USN-5900-2] tar vulnerability
Leonidas S. Barbosa
leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Mon May 22 12:44:36 UTC 2023
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5900-2
May 22, 2023
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 23.04
tar could be made to crash or expose sensitive information
if it received a specially crafted file.
- tar: GNU version of the tar archiving utility
USN-5900-1 fixed vulnerabilities in tar. This update fixes it to Ubuntu 23.04.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that tar incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information
or cause a crash.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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