Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : cpio vulnerabilities (USN-2456-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80441


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Michal Zalewski discovered an out of bounds write issue in the process_copy_in function of GNU cpio. An attacker could specially craft a cpio archive that could create a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9112)

Jakob Lell discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in the rmt_read__ function of GNU cpio's rmt client functionality. An attacker controlling a remote rmt server could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. (CVE-2010-0624).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected cpio package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80441

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2456-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/01/09

Modified: 2016/05/24

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cpio, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0624, CVE-2014-9112

BID: 38628, 71248

OSVDB: 62857, 62950, 115187

USN: 2456-1