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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3483-1 (cpio - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

Gustavo Grieco discovered an out-of-bounds write vulnerability in cpio, a tool for creating and extracting cpio archive files, leading to a denial of service (application crash).

Affected Software

Affected Software

cpio on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.11+dfsg-0.1+deb7u2. For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.11+dfsg-4.1+deb8u1. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.11+dfsg-5. We recommend that you upgrade your cpio packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)