RHEL 4 : cpio (RHSA-2007:0245)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 25141


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated cpio package that fixes a security issue and various bugs is now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

GNU cpio copies files into or out of a cpio or tar archive.

A buffer overflow was found in cpio on 64-bit platforms. By tricking a user into adding a specially crafted large file to a cpio archive, a local attacker may be able to exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the target user's privileges. (CVE-2005-4268)

This erratum also addresses the following bugs :

* cpio did not set exit codes appropriately.

* cpio did not create a ram disk properly.

All users of cpio are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported fixes to correct these issues.


Update the affected cpio package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 25141

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0245.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/05/02

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.7

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cpio, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/12/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4268

BID: 16057

RHSA: 2007:0245

CWE: 119