RedHat: Low: cpio security update

    Date15 Feb 2005
    CategoryRed Hat
    5853
    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    An updated cpio package that fixes a umask bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team
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                       Red Hat Security Advisory
    
    Synopsis:          Low: cpio security update
    Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:073-01
    Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-073.html
    Issue date:        2005-02-15
    Updated on:        2005-02-15
    Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    CVE Names:         CAN-1999-1572
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    1. Summary:
    
    An updated cpio package that fixes a umask bug is now available for Red Hat
    Enterprise Linux 4.
    
    This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
    Security Response Team
    
    2. Relevant releases/architectures:
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
    
    3. Problem description:
    
    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.
    
    Users of cpio should upgrade to this updated package, which resolves
    this issue.
    
    Red Hat would like to thank Mike O'Connor for bringing this issue to our
    attention.
    
    4. Solution:
    
    Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
    errata relevant to your system have been applied.  Use Red Hat
    Network to download and update your packages.  To launch the Red Hat
    Update Agent, use the following command:
    
        up2date
    
    For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
    following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
    guide specific to your system:
    
        http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/
    
    5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
    
    145725 - CAN-1999-1572 cpio insecure file creation
    
    6. RPMs required:
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:
    
    SRPMS:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/cpio-2.5-7.EL4.1.src.rpm
    f81762b300053347ae0a624a459c60eb  cpio-2.5-7.EL4.1.src.rpm
    
    i386:
    3d34cc1565e00928cd59b33b3cc25bec  cpio-2.5-7.EL4.1.i386.rpm
    
    ia64:
    c51a21e61349908197e629af8c86e619  cpio-2.5-7.EL4.1.ia64.rpm
    
    ppc:
    38e0e1b27dd0175e38ff67fceaf36ab9  cpio-2.5-7.EL4.1.ppc.rpm
    
    s390:
    dd7b191ed868f845fd1d74646a6ec3f8  cpio-2.5-7.EL4.1.s390.rpm
    
    s390x:
    21f6e67def41f73d71bfdfed5174b7a9  cpio-2.5-7.EL4.1.s390x.rpm
    
    x86_64:
    6e75a65c6f877fc4d7603f749642aabc  cpio-2.5-7.EL4.1.x86_64.rpm
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:
    
    SRPMS:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/cpio-2.5-7.EL4.1.src.rpm
    f81762b300053347ae0a624a459c60eb  cpio-2.5-7.EL4.1.src.rpm
    
    i386:
    3d34cc1565e00928cd59b33b3cc25bec  cpio-2.5-7.EL4.1.i386.rpm
    
    x86_64:
    6e75a65c6f877fc4d7603f749642aabc  cpio-2.5-7.EL4.1.x86_64.rpm
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:
    
    SRPMS:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/cpio-2.5-7.EL4.1.src.rpm
    f81762b300053347ae0a624a459c60eb  cpio-2.5-7.EL4.1.src.rpm
    
    i386:
    3d34cc1565e00928cd59b33b3cc25bec  cpio-2.5-7.EL4.1.i386.rpm
    
    ia64:
    c51a21e61349908197e629af8c86e619  cpio-2.5-7.EL4.1.ia64.rpm
    
    x86_64:
    6e75a65c6f877fc4d7603f749642aabc  cpio-2.5-7.EL4.1.x86_64.rpm
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:
    
    SRPMS:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/cpio-2.5-7.EL4.1.src.rpm
    f81762b300053347ae0a624a459c60eb  cpio-2.5-7.EL4.1.src.rpm
    
    i386:
    3d34cc1565e00928cd59b33b3cc25bec  cpio-2.5-7.EL4.1.i386.rpm
    
    ia64:
    c51a21e61349908197e629af8c86e619  cpio-2.5-7.EL4.1.ia64.rpm
    
    x86_64:
    6e75a65c6f877fc4d7603f749642aabc  cpio-2.5-7.EL4.1.x86_64.rpm
    
    These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
    details on how to verify the signature are available from
    https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package
    
    7. References:
    
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-1999-1572
    
    8. Contact:
    
    The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
    details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
    
    Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.
    
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