GLSA-201502-11 : GNU cpio: Multiple vulnerabilities
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 81369
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201502-11 (GNU cpio: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in GNU cpio:
The list_file function in GNU cpio contains a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability (CVE-2014-9112) A directory traversal vulnerability has been found in GNU cpio (CVE-2015-1197) Impact :
A remote attacker may be able to entice a user to open a specially crafted archive using GNU cpio, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code, a Denial of Service condition, or overwriting arbitrary files.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll GNU cpio users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/cpio-2.11-r3'