Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Ubuntu Local Security Checks >> USN234-1 : cpio vulnerability


Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN234-1 : cpio vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
cpio vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote package "cpio" is missing a security patch.

Description :

Richard Harms discovered that cpio did not sufficiently validate file
properties when creating archives. Files with e. g. a very large size
caused a buffer overflow. By tricking a user or an automatic backup
system into putting a specially crafted file into a cpio archive, a
local attacker could probably exploit this to execute arbitrary code
with the rights of the target user (which is likely root in an
automatic backup system).

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- cpio-2.5-1.2ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

Cables, Connectors

DELL POWEREDGE M620 REF TWO E5-2670V2 2.50GHZ 64GB 2 X 1.2TB 10K SAS H710
$2319.0
DELL POWEREDGE M620 REF TWO E5-2670V2 2.50GHZ 64GB 2 X 1.2TB 10K SAS H710 pictureCisco UCS C240 M4 UCSC-C240-M4 2U Rack Server LFF 12 x 6TB 12G SAS = 72TB + RAID
$10000.0
Cisco UCS C240 M4 UCSC-C240-M4 2U Rack Server LFF 12 x 6TB 12G SAS = 72TB + RAID pictureCisco UCS C220 M4 UCSC-C220-M4S 1U Rack Server CTO 12G RAID 8 x 2.5" caddies
$1625.0
Cisco UCS C220 M4 UCSC-C220-M4S 1U Rack Server CTO 12G RAID 8 x 2.5HP PROLIANT SL250S G8 LEFT SERVER E5-2660 2.2GHZ 16GB 2 X 400GB SSD 6G
$1039.0
HP PROLIANT SL250S G8 LEFT SERVER E5-2660 2.2GHZ 16GB 2 X 400GB SSD 6G picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.