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

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

It was found that RPM wrote file contents to the target installation
directory under a temporary name, and verified its cryptographic
signature only after the temporary file has been written completely.
Under certain conditions, the system interprets the unverified
temporary file contents and extracts commands from it. This could
allow an attacker to modify signed RPM files in such a way that they
would execute code chosen by the attacker during package installation.

All running applications linked against the RPM library must be
restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80015 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-6435

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