RHEL 4 : rpm (RHSA-2010:0678)

high Nessus Plugin ID 49130

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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated rpm packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

The RPM Package Manager (RPM) is a command line driven package management system capable of installing, uninstalling, verifying, querying, and updating software packages.

It was discovered that RPM did not remove setuid and setgid bits set on binaries when upgrading or removing packages. A local attacker able to create hard links to binaries could use this flaw to keep those binaries on the system, at a specific version level and with the setuid or setgid bit set, even if the package providing them was upgraded or removed by a system administrator. This could have security implications if a package was upgraded or removed because of a security flaw in a setuid or setgid program. (CVE-2005-4889, CVE-2010-2059)

All users of rpm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct these issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2005-4889

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2059

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010:0678

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 49130

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0678.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/8/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:popt, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rpm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rpm-build, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rpm-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rpm-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rpm-python, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.8

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/7/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/8/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4889, CVE-2010-2059, CVE-2010-2199

BID: 40512

RHSA: 2010:0678