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USN-378-1: RPM vulnerability

4 November 2006

RPM vulnerability



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

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
  • librpm4 - 4.4.1-5ubuntu2.1

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