[USN-2479-1] RPM vulnerabilities
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Jan 19 15:47:22 UTC 2015
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2479-1
January 19, 2015
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in RPM.
- rpm: package manager for RPM
Florian Weimer discovered that RPM incorrectly handled temporary files. A
local attacker could use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
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
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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