Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : rpm (MDVSA-2010:180)

high Nessus Plugin ID 49209


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The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in rpm :

lib/fsm.c in RPM 4.8.0 and unspecified 4.7.x and 4.6.x versions, and RPM before 4.4.3, does not properly reset the metadata of an executable file during replacement of the file in an RPM package upgrade, which might allow local users to gain privileges by creating a hard link to a vulnerable (1) setuid or (2) setgid file (CVE-2010-2059).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 49209

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-180.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Published: 9/13/2010

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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:mandriva:linux:lib64popt-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64popt0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64rpm-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64rpm4.4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpopt-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpopt0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:librpm-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:librpm4.4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:popt-data, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-rpm, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rpm, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rpm-build, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/13/2010

Reference Information

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

BID: 40512

MDVSA: 2010:180