Scientific Linux Security Update : cpio on on SL4 i386/x86_64

low Nessus Plugin ID 60163


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


A buffer overflow was found in cpio on 64-bit platforms. By tricking a user into adding a specially crafted large file to a cpio archive, a local attacker may be able to exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the target user's privileges. (CVE-2005-4268)


Update the affected cpio package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 60163

File Name: sl_20070501_cpio_on_on_SL4.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 5/1/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4268

CWE: 119