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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200611-08 ] RPM: Buffer overflow Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: RPM: Buffer overflow (GLSA 200611-08)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: November 13, 2006
Bug(s): #154218
ID: 200611-08

Synopsis


RPM is vulnerable to a buffer overflow and possibly the execution of
arbitrary code when opening specially crafted packages.


Background


The Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) is a command line driven package
management system capable of installing, uninstalling, verifying,
querying, and updating computer software packages.


Affected Packages

Package: app-arch/rpm
Vulnerable: < 4.4.6-r3
Unaffected: >= 4.4.6-r3
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


Vladimir Mosgalin has reported that when processing certain packages,
RPM incorrectly allocates memory for the packages, possibly causing a
heap-based buffer overflow.


Impact


An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted RPM package
and execute code with the privileges of that user if certain locales
are set.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All RPM users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/rpm-4.4.6-r3"


References

CVE-2006-5466


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