Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 : cpio vulnerability (USN-650-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

A buffer overflow was discovered in cpio. If a user were tricked into
opening a crafted cpio archive, an attacker could cause a denial of
service via application crash, or possibly execute code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2007-4476).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected cpio package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36256 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4476

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