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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2010:0143
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2010:0143.

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

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way cpio expanded
archive files. If a user were tricked into expanding a specially-crafted
archive, it could cause the cpio executable to crash or execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running cpio. (CVE-2010-0624)

Red Hat would like to thank Jakob Lell for responsibly reporting this

Users of cpio are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

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 : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-0624
Bugtraq: 20101027 rPSA-2010-0070-1 cpio tar (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2010:011 (Google Search)
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