RHEL 3 : cpio (RHSA-2010:0145)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 46268


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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated cpio package that fixes two security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

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.

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

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way cpio expanded large archive files. If a user expanded a specially crafted archive, it could cause the cpio executable to crash. This issue only affected 64-bit platforms. (CVE-2005-4268)

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


Update the affected cpio package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 46268

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0145.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/11/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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:redhat:enterprise_linux:cpio, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/15/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/15/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4268, CVE-2010-0624

BID: 16057

RHSA: 2010:0145

CWE: 119