openSUSE Security Update : cpio (openSUSE-2019-2593)

high Nessus Plugin ID 131536


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for cpio fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2019-14866: Fixed an improper validation of the values written in the header of a TAR file through the to_oct() function which could have led to unexpected TAR generation (bsc#1155199).

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-15:Update update project.


Update the affected cpio packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 131536

File Name: openSUSE-2019-2593.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/3/2019

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:cpio, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:cpio-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:cpio-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:cpio-lang, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:cpio-mt, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:cpio-mt-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:15.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/30/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/7/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-14866