Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : cpio vulnerabilities (USN-2456-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Michal Zalewski discovered an out of bounds write issue in the
process_copy_in function of GNU cpio. An attacker could specially
craft a cpio archive that could create a denial of service or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9112)

Jakob Lell discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in the rmt_read__
function of GNU cpio's rmt client functionality. An attacker
controlling a remote rmt server could use this to cause a denial of
service or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. (CVE-2010-0624).

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 :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80441 ()

Bugtraq ID: 38628
71248

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0624
CVE-2014-9112

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