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USN234-1 : cpio vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
cpio vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

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)

Threat Level: High

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