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1539685: CVE-2017-7516 cpio: --no-absolute-filenames bypass via symlinks

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: CVE-2015-1197. Reason: This candidate is a duplicate of CVE-2015-1197. Notes: All CVE users should reference CVE-2015-1197 instead of this candidate. All references and descriptions in this candidate have been removed to prevent accidental usage.

Find out more about CVE-2017-7516 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 4.4
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:L
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact Low

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 cpio Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 cpio Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 cpio Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 cpio Not affected


This issue was discovered by Cedric Buissart (Red Hat).

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