The only reason why you may want to delay outputting a fix is if it might break something else; ie the fixed version is in some way incompatible with the previous version.
I would really doubt that the fixed cpio would break any backup/... script, so what is the harm in releasing it?
One of the reasons for paying for RedHat is the nice warm feeling that you are being looked after. If fixes are delayed like this you are allowing a cold draft into the blanket.
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