Scientific Linux Security Update : cpio on on SL4 i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A buffer overflow was found in cpio on 64-bit platforms. By tricking a
user into adding a specially crafted large file to a cpio archive, a
local attacker may be able to exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary
code with the target user's privileges. (CVE-2005-4268)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected cpio package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60163 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-4268

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