Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1981-1] cpio security update)

Technical Details

Severity Level:

Medium Severity

CVSS Score:


CVSS Base Vector:

The remote host is missing an update for the 'cpio' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the DSA-1981-1 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
A vulnerability was discovered in the cpio Linux Distribution Package. CVE-2019-14866 It is possible for an attacker to create a file so when backed up with cpio can generate arbitrary files in the resulting tar archive. When the backup is restored the file is then created with arbitrary permissions.

Affected Versions:
'cpio' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Debian Linux.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 2.11+dfsg-4.1+deb8u2. We recommend that you upgrade your cpio Linux Distribution Packages.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package


Debian Local Security Checks

Creation Time:

2019-11-06 03:00:20

Modification Time:

2019-11-06 03:00:20

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