Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cpio (MDKSA-2007:233)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Buffer overflow in the safer_name_suffix function in GNU cpio has
unspecified attack vectors and impact, resulting in a crashing stack.
This problem is originally found in tar, but affects cpio too, due to
similar code fragments. (CVE-2007-4476)

Directory traversal vulnerability in cpio 2.6 and earlier allows
remote attackers to write to arbitrary directories via a .. (dot dot)
in a cpio file. This is an old issue, affecting only Mandriva
Corporate Server 4 and Mandriva Linux 2007. (CVE-2005-1229)

Updated package fixes these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected cpio package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28352 (mandrake_MDKSA-2007-233.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1229

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