Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cpio (MDKSA-2005:237)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 20468


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A buffer overflow in cpio 2.6 on 64-bit platforms could allow a local user to create a DoS (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code when creating a cpio archive with a file whose size is represented by more than 8 digits.

The updated packages have been patched to correct these problems.


Update the affected cpio package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 20468

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-237.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cpio, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/12/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4268

MDKSA: 2005:237

CWE: 119