Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cpio (MDKSA-2005:237)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A buffer overflow in cpio 2.6 on 64-bit platforms could allow a local
user to create a DoS (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code when
creating a cpio archive with a file whose size is represented by more
than 8 digits.

The updated packages have been patched to correct these problems.

Solution :

Update the affected cpio package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20468 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-237.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-4268

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