This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
A race condition has been found in cpio 2.6 and earlier which allows
local users to modify permissions of arbitrary files via a hard link
attack on a file while it is being decompressed, whose permissions are
changed by cpio after the decompression is complete (CVE-2005-1111).
A vulnerability has been discovered in cpio that allows a malicious
cpio file to extract to an arbitrary directory of the attackers
choice. cpio will extract to the path specified in the cpio file, this
path can be absolute (CVE-2005-1229).
The previous packages had a problem upgrading due to an unresolved
issue with tar and rmt. These packages correct the problem.
Update the affected cpio package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6