CentOS 4 : cpio (CESA-2010:0143)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 45089

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Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.

Description

An updated cpio package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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 this issue.

Users of cpio are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution

Update the affected cpio package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?70e8f39b

http://www.nessus.org/u?fbff8d0d

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45089

File Name: centos_RHSA-2010-0143.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/19/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:cpio, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/17/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/15/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0624

RHSA: 2010:0143