Ubuntu 4.10 : cpio vulnerability (USN-75-1)

low Nessus Plugin ID 20697
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

Recently it was discovered that cpio created world-writeable files when used in -o/--create mode with giving an output file (with -O).
This allowed any user to modify the created cpio archives. Now cpio respects the current umask setting of the user.

Note: This vulnerability has already been fixed in a very old version of cpio, but the fix was never ported to the current version.
Therefore the CAN number was assigned to the year 1999.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected cpio package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 20697

File Name: ubuntu_USN-75-1.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/15/2006

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cpio, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:4.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2/4/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-1572

USN: 75-1