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RHSA-2010:0679: rpm security and bug fix update

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RHSA-2010:0679: rpm security and bug fix 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 packages. A local attacker able to create hardlinks to binaries could use this flaw to keep those binaries on the system,at a specific version level and with the setuid or setgid bit set, even ifthe package providing them was upgraded by a system administrator. Thiscould have security implications if a package was upgraded because of asecurity flaw in a setuid or setgid program. (CVE-2010-2059)This update also fixes the following bug:All users of rpm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, whichcontain backported patches to correct these issues.

Solution(s)

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

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