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 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).