RHEL 3 : cpio (RHSA-2005:080)

low Nessus Plugin ID 17146
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


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).


Update the affected cpio package.

See Also



Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 17146

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-080.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/18/2005

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cpio, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2/18/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/16/1996

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-1572

RHSA: 2005:080