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Overview

Id RHSA-2014:1974-01
Name Red Hat 2014:1974-01 RHSA Important: rpm security update for RHEL 5 x86_64
Vendor Name red_hat
Product None
Content Type Critical Critical
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Operating System(s) Linux 
Released On 09 Dec 2014 12:00:00

RHSA-2014:1974-01

Red Hat 2014:1974-01 RHSA Important: rpm security update for RHEL 5 x86_64

Vendor Name

red_hat

Product

None

Released On

09 Dec 2014 12:00:00

Url

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1974.html

Description

LSAC(v2)
The RPM Package Manager (RPM) is a powerful command line driven package management system capable of installing, uninstalling, verifying, querying, and updating software packages. Each software package consists of an archive of files along with information about the package such as its version, description, and other information. It was found that RPM wrote file contents to the target installation directory under a temporary name, and verified its cryptographic signature only after the temporary file has been written completely. Under certain conditions, the system interprets the unverified temporary file contents and extracts commands from it. This could allow an attacker to modify signed RPM files in such a way that they would execute code chosen by the attacker during package installation. (CVE-2013-6435) This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of Red Hat Product Security. All rpm users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. All running applications linked against the RPM library must be restarted for this update to take effect.

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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 11:20:28