Amazon Linux AMI : rpm Multiple Vulnerabilities (ALAS-2012-61)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

Multiple flaws were found in the way RPM parsed package file headers.
An attacker could create a specially crafted RPM package that, when
its package header was accessed, or during package signature
verification, could cause an application using the RPM library (such
as the rpm command line tool, or the yum and up2date package managers)
to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-0060,
CVE-2012-0061, CVE-2012-0815)

insufficient validation of region tags (BZ 744858)

improper validation of header contents total size in headerLoad() (BZ

incorrect handling of negated offsets in headerVerifyInfo() (BZ

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update rpm' to upgrade your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69668 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0060