Security update for tar

SUSE Security Update: Security update for tar
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2021:0975-1
Rating: low
References: #1181131
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5

An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.


This update for tar fixes the following issues:
CVE-2021-20193: Memory leak in read_header() in list.c (bsc#1181131)

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2021-975=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • tar-1.27.1-15.9.1
    • tar-debuginfo-1.27.1-15.9.1
    • tar-debugsource-1.27.1-15.9.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5 (noarch):
    • tar-lang-1.27.1-15.9.1