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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for cpio RHSA-2015:2108-03
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'cpio'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'cpio'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
The cpio packages provide the GNU cpio
utility for creating and extracting archives, or copying files from one place
to another.

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in cpio's list_file() function.
An attacker could provide a specially crafted archive that, when processed
by cpio, would crash cpio, or potentially lead to arbitrary code execution.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Previously, during archive creation, cpio internals did not detect a
read() system call failure. Based on the premise that the call succeeded,
cpio terminated unexpectedly with a segmentation fault without processing
further files. The underlying source code has been patched, and an archive
is now created successfully. (BZ#1138148)

* Previously, running the cpio command without parameters on Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7 with Russian as the default language resulted in an
error message that was not accurate in Russian due to an error in spelling.
This has been corrected and the Russian error message is spelled correctly.

All cpio users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues.

Affected Software/OS:
cpio on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2014-9112
BugTraq ID: 71248
Debian Security Information: DSA-3111 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: linux-kernel-lesspipe-code-exec(98918)
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