Scientific Linux Security Update : rpm on SL4.x, SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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

Multiple flaws were found in the way the RPM library parsed package
headers. An attacker could create a specially-crafted RPM package
that, when queried or installed, would cause rpm to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2011-3378)

Note: Although an RPM package can, by design, execute arbitrary code
when installed, this issue would allow a specially-crafted RPM package
to execute arbitrary code before its digital signature has been
verified.

All RPM users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
a backported patch to correct these issues. All running applications
linked against the RPM library must be restarted for this update to
take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?8307b046

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61147 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3378