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

Low Nessus Plugin ID 16300

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VPR Score: 3.4

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Upgrade the cpio package.

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

See Also

http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-664

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