Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : rpm vulnerabilities (USN-1695-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 63612
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected rpm package.