USN-1695-1: RPM vulnerabilities

17 January 2013

RPM could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted package file.

Releases

Packages

  • rpm - package manager for RPM

Details

It was discovered that RPM incorrectly handled certain package headers. If
a user or automated system were tricked into installing a specially crafted
RPM package, an attacker could cause RPM to crash, resulting in a denial of
service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 10.04

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