Scientific Linux Security Update : rpm on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20141209)

high Nessus Plugin ID 80015


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


It was found that RPM wrote file contents to the target installation directory under a temporary name, and verified its cryptographic signature only after the temporary file has been written completely.
Under certain conditions, the system interprets the unverified temporary file contents and extracts commands from it. This could allow an attacker to modify signed RPM files in such a way that they would execute code chosen by the attacker during package installation.

All running applications linked against the RPM library must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80015

File Name: sl_20141209_rpm_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/15/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:popt, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:rpm, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:rpm-apidocs, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:rpm-build, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:rpm-cron, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:rpm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:rpm-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:rpm-libs, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:rpm-python, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/9/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/16/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6435