USN-378-1: RPM vulnerability

4 November 2006

rpm vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description


An error was found in the RPM library’s handling of query reports. In some locales, certain RPM packages would cause the library to crash. If a user was tricked into querying a specially crafted RPM package, the flaw could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the user’s privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.10
librpm4 - 4.4.1-9.1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
librpm4 - 4.4.1-5ubuntu2.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.