Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1981-1 cpio -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
05 Nov 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-14866.
More information:

A vulnerability was discovered in the cpio package.

  • CVE-2019-14866

    It is possible for an attacker to create a file so when backed up with cpio can generate arbitrary files in the resulting tar archive. When the backup is restored the file is then created with arbitrary permissions.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 2.11+dfsg-4.1+deb8u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your cpio packages.

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