cpio security update

2010-03-17T16:25:35
ID CESA-2010:0145
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2010-03-17T16:25:40

Description

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2010:0145

GNU cpio copies files into or out of a cpio or tar archive.

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way cpio expanded archive files. If a user were tricked into expanding a specially-crafted archive, it could cause the cpio executable to crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running cpio. (CVE-2010-0624)

Red Hat would like to thank Jakob Lell for responsibly reporting the CVE-2010-0624 issue.

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way cpio expanded large archive files. If a user expanded a specially-crafted archive, it could cause the cpio executable to crash. This issue only affected 64-bit platforms. (CVE-2005-4268)

Users of cpio are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches to correct these issues.

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2010-March/016562.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2010-March/016563.html

Affected packages: cpio

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0145.html