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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201811-22

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201811-22
Posted Nov 29, 2018
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201811-22 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in RPM, the worst of which could allow a remote attacker to escalate privileges. Versions less than 4.14.1 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2013-6435, CVE-2014-8118, CVE-2017-7501
MD5 | b2e28734ab3686f7eae98681d8c49d65

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201811-22

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Severity: Normal
Title: RPM: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: November 28, 2018
Bugs: #533740, #638636
ID: 201811-22

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in RPM, the worst of which
could allow a remote attacker to escalate privileges.

Background
==========

The Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) is a command line driven package
management system capable of installing, uninstalling, verifying,
querying, and updating computer software packages.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-arch/rpm < 4.14.1 >= 4.14.1

Description
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in RPM. Please review the
CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker, by enticing the user to process a specially crafted
RPM file, could escalate privileges, execute arbitrary code, or cause a
Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All RPM users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/rpm-4.14.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2013-6435
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-6435
[ 2 ] CVE-2014-8118
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-8118
[ 3 ] CVE-2017-7501
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-7501

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201811-22

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2018 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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