Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cpio (MDKSA-2005:032-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 16375


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A 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.

Update :

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.


Update the affected cpio package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 16375

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-032.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/11

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cpio, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-1572

MDKSA: 2005:032-1