Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cpio (MDKSA-2005:237)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 20468
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected cpio package.