Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : rpm vulnerability (USN-151-4)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20552


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


USN-148-1 and USN-151-1 fixed two security flaws in zlib, which could be exploited to cause Denial of Service attacks or even arbitrary code execution with malicious data streams.

Since lsb-rpm is statically linked against the zlib library, it is also affected by these issues. The updated packagages have been rebuilt against the fixed zlib.

Please note that lsb-rpm is not officially supported (it is in the 'universe' component of the archive).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20552

File Name: ubuntu_USN-151-4.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:librpm-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:librpm4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:lsb-rpm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:rpm, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:4.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2005/11/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1849, CVE-2005-2096

USN: 151-4