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CESA-2005:080: cpio security update

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CESA-2005:080: cpio security update

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
07/16/1996
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

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 CentOS 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 CAN-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).

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-cpio

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