GLSA-200711-18 : Cpio: Buffer overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 28218


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200711-18 (Cpio: Buffer overflow)

A buffer overflow vulnerability in the safer_name_suffix() function in GNU cpio has been discovered.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted archive file resulting in a stack-based buffer overflow, possibly crashing the application. It is disputed whether the execution of arbitrary code is possible.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All GNU cpio users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/cpio-2.9-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 28218

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200711-18.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/11/15

Modified: 2015/07/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:cpio, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4476

OSVDB: 42149

GLSA: 200711-18

CWE: 119