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

Modified: 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