GLSA-201502-11 : GNU cpio: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201502-11
(GNU cpio: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in GNU cpio:
The list_file function in GNU cpio contains a heap-based buffer
overflow vulnerability (CVE-2014-9112)
A directory traversal vulnerability has been found in GNU cpio

Impact :

A remote attacker may be able to entice a user to open a specially
crafted archive using GNU cpio, possibly resulting in execution of
arbitrary code, a Denial of Service condition, or overwriting arbitrary

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All GNU cpio users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/cpio-2.11-r3'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81369 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71248

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9112

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