Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3483-1 cpio -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 19 Feb 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 812401.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-2037.
- More information:
Gustavo Grieco discovered an out-of-bounds write vulnerability in cpio, a tool for creating and extracting cpio archive files, leading to a denial of service (application crash).
For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.11+dfsg-0.1+deb7u2.
For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.11+dfsg-4.1+deb8u1.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.11+dfsg-5.
We recommend that you upgrade your cpio packages.