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USN-2479-1: RPM vulnerabilities

19 January 2015

Several security issues were fixed in RPM.

Releases

Packages

  • 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
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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