Ubuntu 2479-1: RPM vulnerabilities

    Date19 Jan 2015
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in RPM.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2479-1
    January 19, 2015
    rpm vulnerabilities
    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.
    Software Description:
    - 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
    code. (CVE-2014-8118)
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 14.10:
      rpm                             4.11.2-3ubuntu0.1
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      rpm                             4.11.1-3ubuntu0.1
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
      CVE-2013-6435, CVE-2014-8118
    Package Information:
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