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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-16
(cpio: Directory traversal vulnerability)
A vulnerability has been found in cpio that can potentially allow
a cpio archive to extract its files to an arbitrary directory of the
An attacker could create a malicious cpio archive which would
create files in arbitrary locations on the victim's system. This issue
could also be used in conjunction with a previous race condition
vulnerability (CAN-2005-1111) to change permissions on files owned by
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All cpio users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/cpio-2.6-r3'
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 18531 (gentoo_GLSA-200506-16.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-1111
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