|Category:||Red Hat Local Security Checks|
|Title:||RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2007:0245|
The remote host is missing updates announced in
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.
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
Risk factor : Medium
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-4268|
BugTraq ID: 16057
FreeBSD Security Advisory: FreeBSD-SA-06:03
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2006:010 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: cpio-file-size-bo(23855)
|Copyright||Copyright (c) 2007 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com|
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