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VPR Score: 3.4
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn 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).
SolutionUpdate the affected cpio package.