Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 : cpio vulnerability (USN-650-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 36256
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionA buffer overflow was discovered in cpio. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted cpio archive, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash, or possibly execute code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2007-4476).
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SolutionUpdate the affected cpio package.