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

High Nessus Plugin ID 49209


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: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/09/13

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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: 2010/09/13

Reference Information

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

BID: 40512

MDVSA: 2010:180