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Secunia Security Advisory 49680

Secunia Security Advisory 49680
Posted Jun 26, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Gentoo has issued an update for rpm. This fixes multiple weaknesses and vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to bypass certain access restrictions and gain escalated privileges and by malicious people to manipulate certain data and compromise a user's system.

tags | advisory, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
MD5 | b430e548b9125aad164918e7cb0cfd47

Secunia Security Advisory 49680

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TITLE:
Gentoo update for rpm

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA49680

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/49680/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=49680

RELEASE DATE:
2012-06-25

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/49680/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/49680/

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* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=49680

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
Gentoo has issued an update for rpm. This fixes multiple weaknesses
and vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious, local users
to bypass certain access restrictions and gain escalated privileges
and by malicious people to manipulate certain data and compromise a
user's system.

For more information:
SA40028
SA46096
SA48651

1) An error when parsing spec files can be exploited to remove home
directories via a ";~" sequence in a Name tag.

2) An error when replacing or deleting a file in an RPM package does
not properly reset the metadata and can be exploited to bypass access
restrictions via a hard link to a vulnerable file with a POSIX ACL.

SOLUTION:
Update to "app-arch/rpm-4.9.1.3" or later.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
GLSA 201206-26:
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201206-26.xml

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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