Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Recently it was discovered that cpio created world-writeable files
when used in -o/--create mode with giving an output file (with -O).
This allowed any user to modify the created cpio archives. Now cpio
respects the current umask setting of the user.
Note: This vulnerability has already been fixed in a very old version
of cpio, but the fix was never ported to the current version.
Therefore the CAN number was assigned to the year 1999.
Update the affected cpio package.
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 20697 ()
CVE ID: CVE-1999-1572