Updated cpio package fixes security vulnerabilityPublication date: 19 Feb 2015
Affected Mageia releases : 4
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).