RHEL 5 : yum-updatesd (RHSA-2014:1004)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76997


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated yum-updatesd package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The yum-updatesd package provides a daemon which checks for available updates and can notify you when they are available via email, syslog, or dbus.

It was discovered that yum-updatesd did not properly perform RPM package signature checks. When yum-updatesd was configured to automatically install updates, a remote attacker could use this flaw to install a malicious update on the target system using an unsigned RPM or an RPM signed with an untrusted key. (CVE-2014-0022)

All yum-updatesd users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing this update, the yum-updatesd service will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected yum-updatesd package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76997

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2014-1004.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/08/05

Modified: 2017/01/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:yum-updatesd, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/08/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0022

BID: 65119

RHSA: 2014:1004