Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : rpm vulnerabilities (USN-2479-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 80854
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionFlorian Weimer discovered that RPM incorrectly handled temporary files. A local attacker could use this issue to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2013-6435)
Florian Weimer discovered that RPM incorrectly handled certain CPIO headers. If a user or automated system were tricked into installing a malicious package file, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause RPM to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-8118).
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SolutionUpdate the affected rpm package.