Advisories ยป MGASA-2015-0080

Updated cpio package fixes security vulnerability

Publication date: 19 Feb 2015
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 4
CVE: CVE-2014-1197


In GNU Cpio 2.11, the --no-absolute-filenames option limits extracting
contents of an archive to be strictly inside a current directory. However,
it can be bypassed with symlinks. While extracting an archive, it will
extract symlinks and then follow them if they are referenced in further
entries. This can be exploited by a rogue archive to write files outside
the current directory (CVE-2015-1197).