Ubuntu patches tar

According to an alert from Ubuntu, "Tar [does] not properly verify the validity of certain header fields in a GNU tar archive. By tricking an user into processing a specially crafted tar archive, this could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user."

For more information: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2006-February/000293.html

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