Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cpio (MDKSA-2005:032-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 16375
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA vulnerability in cpio was discovered where cpio would create world- writeable files when used in -o/--create mode and giving an output file (with -O). This would allow any user to modify the created cpio archive. The updated packages have been patched so that cpio now respects the current umask setting of the user.
The updated cpio packages for 10.1, while they would install with urpmi on the commandline, would not install via rpmdrake. The updated packages correct that.
SolutionUpdate the affected cpio package.