USN-2479-1: RPM vulnerabilities

19 January 2015

rpm vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 14.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in RPM.

Software Description

  • rpm - package manager for RPM

Details

Florian Weimer discovered that RPM incorrectly handled temporary files. A local attacker could use this issue to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2013-6435)

Florian Weimer discovered that RPM incorrectly handled certain CPIO headers. If a user or automated system were tricked into installing a malicious package file, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause RPM to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-8118)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
rpm - 4.11.2-3ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
rpm - 4.11.1-3ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
rpm - 4.9.1.1-1ubuntu0.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

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