RHEL 4 : cpio (RHSA-2005:073)

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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 is now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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.

Users of cpio should upgrade to this updated package, which resolves
this issue.

Red Hat would like to thank Mike O'Connor for bringing this issue to
our attention.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected cpio package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17181 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-1999-1572

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