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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-200711-18
(Cpio: Buffer overflow)
A buffer overflow vulnerability in the safer_name_suffix() function in
GNU cpio has been discovered.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
archive file resulting in a stack-based buffer overflow, possibly
crashing the application. It is disputed whether the execution of
arbitrary code is possible.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All GNU cpio users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/cpio-2.9-r1'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.5
Public Exploit Available : false