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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2005-1111

Race condition in cpio 2.6 and earlier allows local users to modify permissions of arbitrary files via a hard link attack on a file while it is being decompressed, whose permissions are changed by cpio after the decompression is complete.
Publish Date : 2005-05-02 Last Update Date : 2017-10-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

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 moderate 2005-04-13 2005-04-13
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
cpio Race Condition oval:org.mitre.oval:def:358 unix
CVE-2005-1111 unix
Race condition in cpio 2.6 and earlier allows local users to modify permissions of arbitrary files via a hard link attac... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9783 unix
RHSA-2005:378: cpio security update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2005378 unix
RHSA-2005:378: cpio security update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20050378 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-2005-1111

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Cpio 1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Cpio 1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU Cpio 1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU Cpio 1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application GNU Cpio 2.4-2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GNU Cpio 2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application GNU Cpio 2.5.90 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application GNU Cpio 2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Cpio 8

- References For CVE-2005-1111
REDHAT RHSA-2005:378
REDHAT RHSA-2005:806
BID 13159 CPIO CHMod File Permission Modification Race Condition Weakness Release Date:2006-05-15
SCO SCOSA-2005.32
SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:010
BUGTRAQ 20050413 cpio TOCTOU file-permissions vulnerability
SCO SCOSA-2006.2

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2005-1111

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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