Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : cpio (MDVSA-2015:066)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated cpio package fixes security vulnerability :

In GNU Cpio 2.11, the --no-absolute-filenames option limits extracting
contents of an archive to be strictly inside a current directory.
However, it can be bypassed with symlinks. While extracting an
archive, it will extract symlinks and then follow them if they are
referenced in further entries. This can be exploited by a rogue
archive to write files outside the current directory (CVE-2015-1197).

See also :

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2015-0080.html

Solution :

Update the affected cpio package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 82319 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71914

CVE ID: CVE-2015-1197

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