Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cpio (MDKSA-2005:116-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18678
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA race condition has been found in cpio 2.6 and earlier which allows local users to modify permissions of arbitrary files via a hard link attack on a file while it is being decompressed, whose permissions are changed by cpio after the decompression is complete (CVE-2005-1111).
A vulnerability has been discovered in cpio that allows a malicious cpio file to extract to an arbitrary directory of the attackers choice. cpio will extract to the path specified in the cpio file, this path can be absolute (CVE-2005-1229).
The previous packages had a problem upgrading due to an unresolved issue with tar and rmt. These packages correct the problem.
SolutionUpdate the affected cpio package.