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Bug 156313 (CVE-2005-1229) - CVE-2005-1229 cpio directory traversal issue
Summary: CVE-2005-1229 cpio directory traversal issue
Alias: CVE-2005-1229
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: cpio
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Peter Vrabec
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Whiteboard: impact=low,public=20050420,source=cve...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-28 20:43 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2011-01-26 17:48 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-10-26 14:29:34 UTC
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
fix candidate (deleted)
2005-06-02 09:49 UTC, Peter Vrabec
no flags Details | Diff

Description Josh Bressers 2005-04-28 20:43:51 UTC
Directory traversal vulnerability in cpio 2.6 and earlier allows remote
attackers to write to arbitrary directories via a .. (dot dot) in a cpio file.

Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-04-28 20:44:12 UTC
This issue should also affect RHEL2.1 and RHEL3

Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2005-04-28 20:44:58 UTC
Here's the original post:

Comment 3 Peter Vrabec 2005-06-02 09:49:35 UTC
Created attachment 115079 [details]
fix candidate

Replace option --no-absolute-filenames	with --absolute-filenames
Not allow insecure filenames like "/tmp/../../etc/cron/..." ( strip

but there is a still problem with symlinks in cpio

Comment 4 Mark J. Cox 2005-10-26 14:29:34 UTC
This is a funtionality change to fix something that is defined, documented
behaviour.  Therefore a security team review on 20051026 decided this should be
marked as WONTFIX

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