[USN-1694-1] RPM vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Jan 17 16:14:45 UTC 2013

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1694-1
January 17, 2013

rpm vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 12.10


RPM could incorrectly validate package signatures.

Software Description:
- rpm: package manager for RPM


It was discovered that RPM incorrectly handled signature checking. An
attacker could create a specially-crafted rpm with an invalid signature
which could pass the signature validation check.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.10:
  rpm                             4.10.0-4ubuntu0.1

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


Package Information:

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