openSUSE Security Update : cpio (openSUSE-2017-209)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97006


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for cpio fixes two issues.

This security issue was fixed :

- CVE-2016-2037: The cpio_safer_name_suffix function in util.c in cpio allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write) via a crafted cpio file (bsc#963448).

This non-security issue was fixed :

- bsc#1020108: Always use 32 bit CRC to prevent checksum errors for files greater than 32MB

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.


Update the affected cpio packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97006

File Name: openSUSE-2017-209.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/06

Modified: 2017/02/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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


Base Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:cpio, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:cpio-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:cpio-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:cpio-lang, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2037