SUSE SLES15 Security Update : cpio (SUSE-SU-2024:0305-2)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 196945



The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.


The remote SUSE Linux SLES15 / SLES_SAP15 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2024:0305-2 advisory.

- Debian's cpio contains a path traversal vulnerability. This issue was introduced by reverting CVE-2015-1197 patches which had caused a regression in --no-absolute-filenames. Upstream has since provided a proper fix to --no-absolute-filenames. (CVE-2023-7207)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected cpio, cpio-lang and / or cpio-mt packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 196945

File Name: suse_SU-2024-0305-2.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/14/2024

Updated: 5/14/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-7207


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:cpio, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:cpio-lang, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:cpio-mt, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/13/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/29/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-7207

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2024:0305-2