RHSA-2010:0145 - Security Advisory
Moderate: cpio security update
Security Advisory: Moderate
An updated cpio package that fixes two security issues is now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
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
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
Users of cpio are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches to correct these issues.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 3 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 3 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 3 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems 3 s390x
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems 3 s390
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian 3 ppc
- BZ - 229191 - CVE-2005-4268 cpio large filesize buffer overflow
- BZ - 564368 - CVE-2010-0624 tar, cpio: Heap-based buffer overflow by expanding a specially-crafted archive
This erratum does not contain any packages.