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

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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 :

http://www.nessus.org/u?d8cf28d4

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: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60163 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-4268