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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2005:116-1: cpio

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the cpio package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:116-1 (cpio).



A race condition has been found in cpio 2.6 and earlier which permits local
users to modify permissions of arbitrary files via a hard link attack on a file
while it is being decompressed, whose permissions are changed by cpio after the
decompression is complete (CVE-2005-1111).

A vulnerability has been discovered in cpio that permits a malicious cpio file
to extract to an arbitrary directory of the attackers choice. cpio will extract
to the path specified in the cpio file, this path can be absolute
(CVE-2005-1229).

Update:

The previous packages had a problem upgrading due to an unresolved issue with
tar and rmt. These packages correct the problem.



Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:116-1
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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