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RHSA-2010:0678: rpm security update

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RHSA-2010:0678: rpm security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
06/08/2010
Created
07/25/2018
Added
09/16/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The RPM Package Manager (RPM) is a command line driven package managementsystem capable of installing, uninstalling, verifying, querying, andupdating software packages.It was discovered that RPM did not remove setuid and setgid bits set onbinaries when upgrading or removing packages. A local attacker able tocreate hard links to binaries could use this flaw to keep those binaries onthe system, at a specific version level and with the setuid or setgid bitset, even if the package providing them was upgraded or removed by a systemadministrator. This could have security implications if a package wasupgraded or removed because of a security flaw in a setuid or setgidprogram. (CVE-2005-4889, CVE-2010-2059)All users of rpm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, whichcontain a backported patch to correct these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-popt
  • redhat-upgrade-rpm
  • redhat-upgrade-rpm-build
  • redhat-upgrade-rpm-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-rpm-libs
  • redhat-upgrade-rpm-python

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