Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : cpio (MDVSA-2015:066)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 82319


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated 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).


Update the affected cpio package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 82319

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-066.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/03/30

Modified: 2015/03/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.7

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

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

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: 2015/03/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1197

BID: 71914

MDVSA: 2015:066