Debian DSA-3129-1 : rpm - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 80573


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in the RPM package manager.

- CVE-2013-6435 Florian Weimer discovered a race condition in package signature validation.

- CVE-2014-8118 Florian Weimer discovered an integer overflow in parsing CPIO headers which might result in the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the rpm packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 4.10.0-5+deb7u2.

For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 4.11.3-1.1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 80573

File Name: debian_DSA-3129.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/19/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:rpm, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/15/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6435, CVE-2014-8118

BID: 71558, 71588

DSA: 3129