[USN-5064-3] GNU cpio vulnerability
Leonidas S. Barbosa
leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Thu Aug 3 14:40:11 UTC 2023
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5064-3
August 03, 2023
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
GNU cpio could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially
- cpio: a tool to manage archives of files
USN-5064-1 fixed a vulnerability in GNU. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
Original advisory details:
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
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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