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Bug 4208 - cpio infinite loop; cpio as root incorrectly sets file permissions
cpio infinite loop; cpio as root incorrectly sets file permissions
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: cpio (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: bero
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Reported: 1999-07-26 20:44 EDT by bugzilla
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-31 13:22:03 EDT
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Description bugzilla 1999-07-26 20:44:24 EDT
GNU cpio 2.4.2 has a long-standing bug in it that
causes infinite loops when unpacking input files
with hard-linked empty files.

It also has a security problem in that it sets the
permissions on symlink targets instead of symlinks
when there is no lchown() system call.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-08-31 13:22:59 EDT
Fixed in cpio-2.4.2-13. Thanks for the patch.

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