RHEL 3 : cpio (RHSA-2005:080)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated cpio package that fixes a umask bug and supports large
files (>2GB) is now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team

GNU cpio copies files into or out of a cpio or tar archive.

It was discovered that cpio uses a 0 umask when creating files using
the -O (archive) option. This creates output files with mode 0666 (all
can read and write) regardless of the user's umask setting. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-1999-1572 to this issue.

All users of cpio should upgrade to this updated package, which
resolves this issue, and adds support for large files (> 2GB).

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-1999-1572.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-080.html

Solution :

Update the affected cpio package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17146 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-1999-1572