1 ignored security issue in stretch

package:
tar
severity:
low
created:
2018-12-27
last updated:
2019-02-16

There is 1 open security issue in stretch.
1 issue skipped by the security teams:
  • CVE-2018-20482: GNU Tar through 1.30, when --sparse is used, mishandles file shrinkage during read access, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (infinite read loop in sparse_dump_region in sparse.c) by modifying a file that is supposed to be archived by a different user's process (e.g., a system backup running as root).
Please fix it.