GLSA-200611-08 : RPM: Buffer overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200611-08
(RPM: Buffer overflow)

Vladimir Mosgalin has reported that when processing certain packages,
RPM incorrectly allocates memory for the packages, possibly causing a
heap-based buffer overflow.

Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted RPM package
and execute code with the privileges of that user if certain locales
are set.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200611-08.xml

Solution :

All RPM users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/rpm-4.4.6-r3'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 23673 (gentoo_GLSA-200611-08.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5466