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MDKSA-2005:116-1: cpio Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the cpio package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

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 allows 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 allows 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


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

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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