RHEL 3 / 4 : cpio (RHSA-2005:378)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated cpio package that fixes multiple issues is now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

GNU cpio copies files into or out of a cpio or tar archive.

A race condition bug was found in cpio. It is possible for a local
malicious user to modify the permissions of a local file if they have
write access to a directory in which a cpio archive is being
extracted. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-1111 to this issue.

Additionally, this update adds cpio support for archives larger than
2GB. However, the size of individual files within an archive is
limited to 4GB.

All users of cpio are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains backported fixes for these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-1111.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-378.html

Solution :

Update the affected cpio package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19283 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1111