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Mandrake: Updated cpio packages fix Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake A vulnerability in cpio was discovered where cpio would create world- writeable files when used in -o/--create mode and giving an output file (with -O). This would allow any user to modify the created cpio archive. The updated packages have been patched so that cpio now respects the current umask setting of the user.
 _______________________________________________________________________

                 Mandrakelinux Security Update Advisory
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Package name:           cpio
 Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2005:032-1
 Date:                   February 11th, 2005
 Original Advisory Date: February 10th, 2005
 Affected versions:	 10.1
 ______________________________________________________________________

 Problem Description:

 A vulnerability in cpio was discovered where cpio would create world-
 writeable files when used in -o/--create mode and giving an output
 file (with -O).  This would allow any user to modify the created cpio
 archive.  The updated packages have been patched so that cpio now
 respects the current umask setting of the user.
  
Update:

 The updated cpio packages for 10.1, while they would install with
 urpmi on the commandline, would not install via rpmdrake.  The updated
 packages correct that.
 _______________________________________________________________________

 References:

  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-1999-1572
 ______________________________________________________________________

 Updated Packages:
  
 Mandrakelinux 10.1:
 a298815e1095a9d67216de7a03b165fd  10.1/RPMS/cpio-2.5-4.2.101mdk.i586.rpm
 803ce098932b51a8c6e67d240b8de436  10.1/SRPMS/cpio-2.5-4.2.101mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrakelinux 10.1/X86_64:
 294436bfdb9d38edf1e8435ab2875a6a  x86_64/10.1/RPMS/cpio-2.5-4.2.101mdk.x86_64.rpm
 803ce098932b51a8c6e67d240b8de436  x86_64/10.1/SRPMS/cpio-2.5-4.2.101mdk.src.rpm
 _______________________________________________________________________

 To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandrakesoft for security.  You can obtain
 the GPG public key of the Mandrakelinux Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandrakelinux at:

  http://www.mandrakesoft.com/security/advisories

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security_linux-mandrake.com

 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
  
 
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