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Security Advisory Low: cpio security and bug fix update

Advisory: RHSA-2007:0245-7
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2007-05-01
Last updated on: 2007-05-01
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2005-4268

Details

An updated cpio package that fixes a security issue and various bugs is now
available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.

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

A buffer overflow was found in cpio on 64-bit platforms. By tricking a
user into adding a specially crafted large file to a cpio archive, a local
attacker may be able to exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code with
the target user's privileges. (CVE-2005-4268)

This erratum also addresses the following bugs:

* cpio did not set exit codes appropriately.

* cpio did not create a ram disk properly.

All users of cpio are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported fixes to correct these issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

IA-32:
cpio-2.5-13.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0143
    MD5: 34fcfdfabd7d7272ba82ae717ed681db
 
x86_64:
cpio-2.5-13.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0143
    MD5: 5d7496ce80a871ae437c9a0c51e34bdc
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

IA-32:
cpio-2.5-13.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0143
    MD5: 34fcfdfabd7d7272ba82ae717ed681db
 
IA-64:
cpio-2.5-13.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0143
    MD5: d2c0c27a343258eba84b3b84536a28bd
 
PPC:
cpio-2.5-13.RHEL4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0143
    MD5: a693c658d90dbc54c4eb72603cd3680c
 
s390:
cpio-2.5-13.RHEL4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0143
    MD5: 727190b7208a1a38747d686ead2dd43d
 
s390x:
cpio-2.5-13.RHEL4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0143
    MD5: 46dda77012cb216ed1e324e3fcb1025b
 
x86_64:
cpio-2.5-13.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0143
    MD5: 5d7496ce80a871ae437c9a0c51e34bdc
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

IA-32:
cpio-2.5-13.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0143
    MD5: 34fcfdfabd7d7272ba82ae717ed681db
 
IA-64:
cpio-2.5-13.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0143
    MD5: d2c0c27a343258eba84b3b84536a28bd
 
x86_64:
cpio-2.5-13.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0143
    MD5: 5d7496ce80a871ae437c9a0c51e34bdc
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

IA-32:
cpio-2.5-13.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0143
    MD5: 34fcfdfabd7d7272ba82ae717ed681db
 
IA-64:
cpio-2.5-13.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0143
    MD5: d2c0c27a343258eba84b3b84536a28bd
 
x86_64:
cpio-2.5-13.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0143
    MD5: 5d7496ce80a871ae437c9a0c51e34bdc
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

172865 - CVE-2005-4268 cpio large filesize buffer overflow


References


Keywords

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