Scientific Linux Security Update : cpio on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

CVE-2005-4268 cpio large filesize buffer overflow

CVE-2007-4476 tar/cpio stack crashing in safer_name_suffix

CVE-2010-0624 tar, cpio: Heap-based buffer overflow by expanding a
specially crafted archive

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way cpio expanded
archive files. If a user were tricked into expanding a specially
crafted archive, it could cause the cpio executable to crash or
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running cpio.
(CVE-2010-0624)

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way cpio expanded
large archive files. If a user expanded a specially crafted archive,
it could cause the cpio executable to crash. This issue only affected
64-bit platforms. (CVE-2005-4268) - SL3 Only

A denial of service flaw was found in the way cpio expanded archive
files. If a user expanded a specially crafted archive, it could cause
the cpio executable to crash. (CVE-2007-4476) - SL5 Only

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?a779b94c

Solution :

Update the affected cpio package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60745 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-4268
CVE-2007-4476
CVE-2010-0624