This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0141.html for tar. It did not affect the version of tar as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. This issue was also addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0144.html for cpio. It did not affect the version of cpio as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.
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Red Hat Security Errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (tar)||RHSA-2010:0141||2010-03-15|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (cpio)||RHSA-2010:0144||2010-03-16|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (tar)||RHSA-2010:0141||2010-03-15|
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