RHEL 2.1 : cpio (RHSA-2005:806)

low Nessus Plugin ID 20204
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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated cpio package that fixes multiple issues 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.

A race condition bug was found in cpio. It is possible for a local malicious user to modify the permissions of a local file if they have write access to a directory in which a cpio archive is being extracted. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2005-1111 to this issue.

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 users 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 are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported fixes for these issues.


Update the affected cpio package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 20204

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-806.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/15/2005

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.3


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.7

Temporal Score: 2.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cpio, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/10/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/16/1996

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-1572, CVE-2005-1111

BID: 13159

RHSA: 2005:806