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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2005:237: 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-2005:237 (cpio).

A buffer overflow in cpio 2.6 on 64-bit platforms could permit a local user to
create a DoS (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code when creating a cpio
archive with a file whose size is represented by more than 8 digits. The
updated packages have been patched to correct these problems.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security

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