Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : rpm vulnerability (USN-378-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27960
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionAn error was found in the RPM library's handling of query reports. In some locales, certain RPM packages would cause the library to crash.
If a user was tricked into querying a specially crafted RPM package, the flaw could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.