Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : rpm vulnerabilities (USN-2479-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 80854


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Florian 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).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected rpm package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 80854

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2479-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/01/20

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:rpm, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/19

Reference Information

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

BID: 71558, 71588

OSVDB: 115601, 115602

USN: 2479-1