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rPSA-2007-0222-1 cpio tar
From: rPath Update Announcements <announce-noreply () rpath com>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 19:37:06 -0400

rPath Security Advisory: 2007-0222-1
Published: 2007-10-23
Products: rPath Linux 1
Rating: Minor
Exposure Level Classification:
    Indirect Deterministic Denial of Service
Updated Versions:
    cpio=conary.rpath.com () rpl:1/2.6-14.1-1
    tar=conary.rpath.com () rpl:1/1.15.1-7.3-1

rPath Issue Tracking System:
    https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1861

References:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4476

Description:
    Previous versions of the cpio and tar packages are vulnerable to a
    Denial of Service attack in which an attacker can use a malformed
    archive file to cause a stack-based buffer overflow, crashing the
    application.  It is not believed that this vulnerability can be
    exploited to execute malicious code.

http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2007-0222

Copyright 2007 rPath, Inc.
This file is distributed under the terms of the MIT License.
A copy is available at http://www.rpath.com/permanent/mit-license.html


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