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Security update for cpio


(Last modified: 28APR2006)

solutions Security update for cpio SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (538e74e078656d72bf43e00c836ab28a)

Applies to

Package: cpio
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-10974
Release: 20060428
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description

This update fixes the following security problems:
  • very large files could cause a buffer overflow on 64bit platforms (CVE-2005-4268)
  • when extracting an archive into a directory that is writable by other users, a user could trick cpio into changing the permissions of files outside that directory (CVE-2005-1111).
  • relative paths in cpio archives could be used to write a file into an arbitrary directory when extracting the archive (CVE-2005-1229).


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh cpio.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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