Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 : cpio vulnerability (USN-650-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

A buffer overflow was discovered in cpio. If a user were tricked into
opening a crafted cpio archive, an attacker could cause a denial of
service via application crash, or possibly execute code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2007-4476).

Solution :

Update the affected cpio package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36256 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4476