Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : rpm vulnerability (USN-378-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

An error was found in the RPM library's handling of query reports. In
some locales, certain RPM packages would cause the library to crash.
If a user was tricked into querying a specially crafted RPM package,
the flaw could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the user's
privileges.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27960 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5466