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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2005-4268

Buffer overflow in cpio 2.6-8.FC4 on 64-bit platforms, when creating a cpio archive, allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a file whose size is represented by more than 8 digits.
Publish Date : 2005-12-15 Last Update Date : 2011-07-18
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
3.7
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Vendor Statements

This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0245.html and in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0145.html. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2005-11-07 2005-11-07
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Buffer overflow in cpio 2.6-8.FC4 on 64-bit platforms, when creating a cpio archive, allows local users to cause a denia... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10450 unix
CVE-2005-4268 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20054268 unix
RHSA-2007:0245: cpio security and bug fix update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070245 unix
RHSA-2010:0145: cpio security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20100145 unix
VMware ESX,Service Console update for cpio. oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6860 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2005-4268

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Cpio 2.6-8 Fedora Core 4 64bit Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Cpio 1

- References For CVE-2005-4268

ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-06:03.cpio.asc
FREEBSD FreeBSD-SA-06:03
http://frontal1.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:237
MANDRIVA MDKSA-2005:237
http://lists.suse.com/archive/suse-security-announce/2006-May/0004.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:010
http://secunia.com/advisories/18251
SECUNIA 18251
http://secunia.com/advisories/18278
SECUNIA 18278
http://secunia.com/advisories/18280
SECUNIA 18280
http://secunia.com/advisories/18395
SECUNIA 18395
http://secunia.com/advisories/20117
SECUNIA 20117
http://secunia.com/advisories/25098
SECUNIA 25098
http://secunia.com/advisories/25161
SECUNIA 25161
http://www.osvdb.org/22194
OSVDB 22194
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0245.html
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0245
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/16057
BID 16057 CPIO File Size Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2010-09-01
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0145.html
REDHAT RHSA-2010:0145
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/23855
XF cpio-file-size-bo(23855)
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-234-1
UBUNTU USN-234-1
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=172669 CONFIRM
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1338 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2005-4268

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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