CentOS 5 : cpio (CESA-2010:0144)

high Nessus Plugin ID 45068

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Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.

Description

An updated cpio package that fixes two security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

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

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way cpio expanded archive files. If a user were tricked into expanding a specially crafted archive, it could cause the cpio executable to crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running cpio.
(CVE-2010-0624)

Red Hat would like to thank Jakob Lell for responsibly reporting the CVE-2010-0624 issue.

A denial of service flaw was found in the way cpio expanded archive files. If a user expanded a specially crafted archive, it could cause the cpio executable to crash. (CVE-2007-4476)

Users of cpio are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches to correct these issues.

Solution

Update the affected cpio package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?ee44c6d6

http://www.nessus.org/u?74ff0615

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 45068

File Name: centos_RHSA-2010-0144.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/17/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:cpio, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/16/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/4/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4476, CVE-2010-0624

BID: 26445

RHSA: 2010:0144

CWE: 119