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4.16. cpio

Updated cpio packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The cpio packages provide the GNU cpio utility for creating and extracting archives, or copying files from one place to another.

Bug Fix

Previously, the cpio command was unable to split file names longer than 155 bytes into two parts during the creation of archives of the "ustar" format. Consequently, cpio could store malformed file names or terminate unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. With this update, cpio now handles long file names without problems, and crashes no longer occur in the described scenario.
Users of cpio are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.