Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : rpm (MDVSA-2010:180)
High Nessus Plugin ID 49209
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.