Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : rpm vulnerability (USN-378-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27960


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


An 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.

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: Medium

ID: 27960

File Name: ubuntu_USN-378-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.4

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

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:python-rpm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python2.4-rpm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:rpm, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/11/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/10/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5466

OSVDB: 30209

USN: 378-1