Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cpio (MDKSA-2005:116-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

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).

Update :

The previous packages had a problem upgrading due to an unresolved
issue with tar and rmt. These packages correct the problem.

Solution :

Update the affected cpio package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18678 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-116.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1111

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