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[GLSA-200506-16] cpio: Directory traversal vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
cpio: Directory traversal vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-16
(cpio: Directory traversal vulnerability)
A vulnerability has been found in cpio that can potentially allow
a cpio archive to extract its files to an arbitrary directory of the
A possible hacker could create a malicious cpio archive which would
create files in arbitrary locations on the victim's system. This issue
could also be used in conjunction with a previous race condition
vulnerability (CVE-2005-1111) to change permissions on files owned by
There is no known workaround at this time.
All cpio users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/cpio-2.6-r3"
Threat Level: Medium
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