USN-5064-1: GNU cpio vulnerability
8 September 2021
GNU cpio could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.
- cpio - a tool to manage archives of files
Maverick Chung and Qiaoyi Fang discovered that cpio incorrectly handled
certain pattern files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause cpio
to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
- USN-5064-2: cpio