Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : rpm vulnerabilities (USN-1695-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 63612


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


It was discovered that RPM incorrectly handled certain package headers. If a user or automated system were tricked into installing a specially crafted RPM package, an attacker could cause RPM to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63612

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1695-1.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/18

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:rpm, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/01/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/12/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3378, CVE-2012-0060, CVE-2012-0061, CVE-2012-0815

BID: 49799, 52865

USN: 1695-1