Fedora 8 Update: cpio-2.9-7.fc8

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Fedora Update Notification
2008-03-13 05:51:04

Name        : cpio
Product     : Fedora 8
Version     : 2.9
Release     : 7.fc8
URL         : http://www.gnu.org/software/cpio/
Summary     : A GNU archiving program
Description :
GNU cpio copies files into or out of a cpio or tar archive.  Archives
are files which contain a collection of other files plus information
about them, such as their file name, owner, timestamps, and access
permissions.  The archive can be another file on the disk, a magnetic
tape, or a pipe.  GNU cpio supports the following archive formats:  binary,
old ASCII, new ASCII, crc, HPUX binary, HPUX old ASCII, old tar and POSIX.1
tar.  By default, cpio creates binary format archives, so that they are
compatible with older cpio programs.  When it is extracting files from
archives, cpio automatically recognizes which kind of archive it is reading
and can read archives created on machines with a different byte-order.

Install cpio if you need a program to manage file archives.

Update Information:

reworked patch, the previous one did not solve the bug completely

* Mon Mar  3 2008 Radek Brich <rbrich at redhat.com> 2.9-7
- fix -dir_perm patch to restore permissions correctly even
  in passthrough mode => revert part of code back to cpio 2.8 state
* Thu Feb 14 2008 Radek Brich <rbrich at redhat.com> 2.9-6
- when extracting archive created with 'find -depth',
  restore the permissions of directories properly (bz#430835)
* Thu Nov  1 2007 Radek Brich <rbrich at redhat.com> 2.9-5
- upstream patch for CVE-2007-4476 (stack crashing in safer_name_suffix)

  [ 1 ] Bug #430835 - cpio -i | -p does not restaure the owner of directories

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update cpio' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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