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CVE-1999-1572 Detail


cpio on FreeBSD 2.1.0, Debian GNU/Linux 3.0, and possibly other operating systems, uses a 0 umask when creating files using the -O (archive) or -F options, which creates the files with mode 0666 and allows local users to read or overwrite those files.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  07/16/1996

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
2.1 LOW
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Evaluator Solution

Fixed in rev 1.3 of cpio/main.c.

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source BUGTRAQ 20050204 [USN-75-1] cpio vulnerability External Source CONFIRM External Source DEBIAN DSA-664 Exploit External Source MISC External Source MANDRAKE MDKSA-2005:032 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2005:073 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2005:080 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2005:806 External Source TRUSTIX 2005-0003 External Source XF cpio-o-archive-insecure-permissions(19167) External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10888

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