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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.58238
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2007:0245
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2007:0245.

GNU cpio copies files into or out of a cpio or tar archive.

A buffer overflow was found in cpio on 64-bit platforms. By tricking a
user into adding a specially crafted large file to a cpio archive, a local
attacker may be able to exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code with
the target user's privileges. (CVE-2005-4268)

This erratum also addresses the following bugs:

* cpio did not set exit codes appropriately.

* cpio did not create a ram disk properly.

All users of cpio are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported fixes to correct these issues.

Solution:
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0245.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#low

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:
3.7

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-4268
BugTraq ID: 16057
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/16057
FreeBSD Security Advisory: FreeBSD-SA-06:03
ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-06:03.cpio.asc
http://frontal1.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:237
http://www.osvdb.org/22194
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10450
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6860
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0245.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0145.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/18251
http://secunia.com/advisories/18278
http://secunia.com/advisories/18280
http://secunia.com/advisories/18395
http://secunia.com/advisories/20117
http://secunia.com/advisories/25098
http://secunia.com/advisories/25161
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2006:010 (Google Search)
http://lists.suse.com/archive/suse-security-announce/2006-May/0004.html
https://usn.ubuntu.com/234-1/
XForce ISS Database: cpio-file-size-bo(23855)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/23855
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