Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : cpio (MDVSA-2010:065)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45137


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in cpio and tar :

Heap-based buffer overflow in the rmt_read__ function in lib/rtapelib.c in the rmt client functionality in GNU tar before 1.23 and GNU cpio before 2.11 allows remote rmt servers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly execute arbitrary code by sending more data than was requested, related to archive filenames that contain a : (colon) character (CVE-2010-0624).

The Tar package as shipped with Mandriva Linux is not affected by this vulnerability, but it was patched nonetheless in order to provide additional security to customers who recompile the package while having the rsh package installed.

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected cpio and / or tar packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45137

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-065.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/03/24

Modified: 2013/11/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cpio, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tar, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0624

BID: 38628

MDVSA: 2010:065