Debian Security Advisory DSA 846-1 (cpio)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.6

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to cpio announced via advisory DSA 846-1. Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in cpio, a program to manage archives of files. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: CVE-2005-1111 Imran Ghory discovered a race condition in setting the file permissions of files extracted from cpio archives. A local attacker with write access to the target directory could exploit this to alter the permissions of arbitrary files the extracting user has write permissions for. CVE-2005-1229 Imran Ghory discovered that cpio does not sanitise the path of extracted files even if the --no-absolute-filenames option was specified. This can be exploited to install files in arbitrary locations where the extracting user has write permissions to. For the old stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 2.4.2-39woody2.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 2.5-1.3. For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 2.6-6. We recommend that you upgrade your cpio package. https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20846-1

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)

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