Oracle Linux 5 : yum-updatesd (ELSA-2014-1004)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:1004 :

An updated yum-updatesd package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.

The yum-updatesd package provides a daemon which checks for available
updates and can notify you when they are available via email, syslog,
or dbus.

It was discovered that yum-updatesd did not properly perform RPM
package signature checks. When yum-updatesd was configured to
automatically install updates, a remote attacker could use this flaw
to install a malicious update on the target system using an unsigned
RPM or an RPM signed with an untrusted key. (CVE-2014-0022)

All yum-updatesd users are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains a backported patch to correct this issue. After
installing this update, the yum-updatesd service will be restarted
automatically.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2014-August/004328.html

Solution :

Update the affected yum-updatesd package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 77008 ()

Bugtraq ID: 65119

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0022

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