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