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Cpio: Buffer overflow



Cpio: Buffer overflow
Cpio: Buffer overflow



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200711-18
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Cpio: Buffer overflow
      Date: November 14, 2007
      Bugs: #196978
        ID: 200711-18

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Synopsis
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GNU cpio contains a buffer overflow vulnerability, possibly resulting
in a Denial of Service.

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

Affected packages
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     Package        /  Vulnerable  /                        Unaffected
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  1  app-arch/cpio      < 2.9-r1                             >= 2.9-r1

Description
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A buffer overflow vulnerability in the safer_name_suffix() function in
GNU cpio has been discovered.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
archive file resulting in a stack-based buffer overflow, possibly
crashing the application. It is disputed whether the execution of
arbitrary code is possible.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All GNU cpio users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/cpio-2.9-r1"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-4476
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4476 

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200711-18.xml 

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 
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