Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cpio (MDKSA-2007:233)

high Nessus Plugin ID 28352


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Buffer overflow in the safer_name_suffix function in GNU cpio has unspecified attack vectors and impact, resulting in a crashing stack.
This problem is originally found in tar, but affects cpio too, due to similar code fragments. (CVE-2007-4476)

Directory traversal vulnerability in cpio 2.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to write to arbitrary directories via a .. (dot dot) in a cpio file. This is an old issue, affecting only Mandriva Corporate Server 4 and Mandriva Linux 2007. (CVE-2005-1229)

Updated package fixes these issues.


Update the affected cpio package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 28352

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-233.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 11/29/2007

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cpio, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/28/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1229, CVE-2007-4476

MDKSA: 2007:233

CWE: 119