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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   RPM Package Manager Vendors:   rpm.org
RPM Package Manager Header Processing and Signature Validation Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026882
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026882
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-0060, CVE-2012-0061, CVE-2012-0815   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 3 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 4.9.1.3
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in RPM Package Manager. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted RPM file that, when accessed by the target user, will trigger a flaw and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The flaw may occur when the package header is accessed or when the package signature is verified. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The headerVerifyInfo() function is affected [CVE-2012-0815].

The processing of region tags in the headerLoad(), rpmReadSignature(), and headerVerify() functions is affected [CVE-2012-0060].

The processing of region size in the headerLoad() function is affected [CVE-2012-0061].

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when accessed by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (4.9.1.3).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://rpm.org/wiki/Releases/4.9.1.3

Vendor URL:  rpm.org/wiki/Releases/4.9.1.3 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Apr 3 2012 (Red Hat Issues Fix) RPM Package Manager Header Processing and Signature Validation Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, 5, 5.3, 5.6, 6.0, and 6.1.



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