Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : rpm vulnerabilities (USN-1695-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that RPM incorrectly handled certain package
headers. If a user or automated system were tricked into installing a
specially crafted RPM package, an attacker could cause RPM to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Solution :

Update the affected rpm package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63612 ()

Bugtraq ID: 49799

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3378