Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : cpio (MDVSA-2015:066)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 82319
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionUpdated cpio package fixes security vulnerability :
In GNU Cpio 2.11, the --no-absolute-filenames option limits extracting contents of an archive to be strictly inside a current directory.
However, it can be bypassed with symlinks. While extracting an archive, it will extract symlinks and then follow them if they are referenced in further entries. This can be exploited by a rogue archive to write files outside the current directory (CVE-2015-1197).
SolutionUpdate the affected cpio package.