Ubuntu 12.10 : rpm vulnerability (USN-1694-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63611


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that RPM incorrectly handled signature checking. An attacker could create a specially crafted rpm with an invalid signature which could pass the signature validation check.

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 rpm package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63611

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1694-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/18

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:rpm, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/01/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6088

BID: 57138

USN: 1694-1