Debian DSA-664-1 : cpio - broken file permissions

Low Nessus Plugin ID 16300

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VPR Score: 3.4


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It has been discovered, that cpio, a program to manage archives of files, creates output files with -O and -F with broken permissions due to a reset zero umask which allows local users to read or overwrite those files.


Upgrade the cpio package.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.2-39woody1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 16300

File Name: debian_DSA-664.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/02/03

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 3.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:cpio, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1996/07/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-1572

DSA: 664