Patch-ID# 115337-06

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Keywords: security tar retain symlink error eof ignore system attributes
Synopsis: SunOS 5.9_x86: tar Patch
Date: Apr/04/2013

Install Requirements: NA

Solaris Release: 9_x86

SunOS Release: 5.9_x86

Unbundled Product:

Unbundled Release:

Xref: This patch available for SPARC as patch 115336

Topic: SunOS 5.9_x86: tar Patch

Relevant Architectures: i386

Bugs fixed with this patch:

Sun CR # Bug #

Changes incorporated in this version: 15598827

Patches accumulated and obsoleted by this patch: 116173-01

Patches which conflict with this patch:

Patches required with this patch:

Obsoleted by:

Files included with this patch:


Problem Description:

15598827 file utilities should ignore S11+ system attributes
(from 115337-05)
7019686 problem with RBAC admin
(from 115337-04)
6205524 using /sbin/tar -h on Solaris 9, symlinked files become normal files
(from 115337-03)
6350910 tar -E option may corrupt pathname if path length > 100 and pathname contains multibyte characters
(from 115337-02)
4977739 tar core dumps when backing up files 8 gb using multiple volumes
4714066 tar is unable to extract 100% POSIX compliant tar archives
4727287 tar writes too many bits to the ustar permissions field
5027397 tar silently skips files larger than 8GB
5026498 creating tar archive containing mknod of large device fails to archive mknod
4517714 "tar cf /foo/" is not the same as "tar cf /foo"
4918784 tar doesn't handle '--' correctly
4819401 tar: P or E option gives incorrect directory mdate on "last" dir
(from 115337-01)
4756186 tar: read error unexpected EOF when file is over 6gig
4697540 tar parses directories very inefficiently
4481801 when tar cvfh reaches MAXSYMLINKS, and outputs an error, exit status = 0
(from 116173-01)
4864230 change of tar behavior due to fix of 4508100 breaks database backup software

Patch Installation Instructions:
Please refer to the man pages for instructions on using 'patchadd'
and 'patchrm' commands provided with Solaris.
The following example installs a patch to a standalone machine:
       example# patchadd /var/spool/patch/123456-07
The following example removes a patch from a standalone system:
       example# patchrm 123456-07
For additional examples please see the appropriate man pages. Any
other special or non-generic installation instructions should be
described below as special instructions.

Special Install Instructions:
NOTE 1:	 To get the complete fix for 15598827 (file utilities should ignore
	 S11+ system attributes), please also install the following patches:
	 114330-05 (or greater)	 pax Patch
	 115167-11 (or greater)	 cpio Patch
	 116246-02 (or greater)	 compress Patch
	 118587-03 (or greater)	 cp/ln/mv & XPG4 cp/ln/mv Patch
	 149830-01 (or greater)	 pack Patch
	 The fix for 15598827 just changes the affected commands in the
	 same way.  Applying each patch will completely fix 15598827 for
	 those commands that it covers.

README -- Last modified date: Thursday, April 4, 2013