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USN-6755-1: GNU cpio vulnerabilities

29 April 2024

GNU cpio could be made to write files outside the target directory.

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Releases

Packages

  • cpio - a tool to manage archives of files

Details

Ingo Br├╝ckl discovered that cpio contained a path traversal vulnerability.
If a user or automated system were tricked into extracting a specially
crafted cpio archive, an attacker could possibly use this issue to write
arbitrary files outside the target directory on the host, even if using the
option --no-absolute-filenames.

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 23.10
Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References