USN-1694-1: RPM vulnerability

17 January 2013

rpm vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.10


RPM could incorrectly validate package signatures.

Software Description

  • rpm - package manager for RPM


It was discovered that RPM incorrectly handled signature checking. An attacker could create a specially-crafted rpm with an invalid signature which could pass the signature validation check.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.10
rpm - 4.10.0-4ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.