openSUSE Security Update : rpm (openSUSE-2018-1246)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118382


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This update for rpm fixes the following issues :

These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2017-7500: rpm did not properly handle RPM installations when a destination path was a symbolic link to a directory, possibly changing ownership and permissions of an arbitrary directory, and RPM files being placed in an arbitrary destination (bsc#943457).

- CVE-2017-7501: rpm used temporary files with predictable names when installing an RPM. An attacker with ability to write in a directory where files will be installed could create symbolic links to an arbitrary location and modify content, and possibly permissions to arbitrary files, which could be used for denial of service or possibly privilege escalation (bsc#943457)

This non-security issue was fixed :

- Use ksym-provides tool [bsc#1077692]

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.


Update the affected rpm packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118382

File Name: openSUSE-2018-1246.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/25

Updated: 2018/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python3-rpm, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python3-rpm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python3-rpm-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:rpm, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:rpm-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:rpm-build, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:rpm-build-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:rpm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:rpm-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:rpm-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:rpm-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:rpm-python, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:rpm-python-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:rpm-python-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.3

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7500, CVE-2017-7501