Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : cpio (MDVSA-2014:250)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79995


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated cpio package fixes security vulnerability :

Heap-based buffer overflow in the process_copy_in function in GNU Cpio 2.11 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a large block value in a cpio archive (CVE-2014-9112).

Additionally, a NULL pointer dereference in the copyin_link function which could cause a denial of service has also been fixed.


Update the affected cpio package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79995

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-250.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/12/15

Modified: 2014/12/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cpio, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9112

BID: 71248

MDVSA: 2014:250