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From: Aaron Bauman <bman@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201811-22 ] RPM: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 00:06:48
Message-Id: 20181129000228.GC29057@monkey
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201811-22
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                                           https://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: RPM: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: November 28, 2018
     Bugs: #533740, #638636
       ID: 201811-22

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in RPM, the worst of which
could allow a remote attacker to escalate privileges.

Background
==========

The Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) is a command line driven package
management system capable of installing, uninstalling, verifying,
querying, and updating computer software packages.

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  app-arch/rpm                 < 4.14.1                  >= 4.14.1 

Description
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in RPM. Please review the
CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
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A remote attacker, by enticing the user to process a specially crafted
RPM file, could escalate privileges, execute arbitrary code, or cause a
Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All RPM users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/rpm-4.14.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2013-6435
      https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-6435
[ 2 ] CVE-2014-8118
      https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-8118
[ 3 ] CVE-2017-7501
      https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-7501

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201811-22

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@g.o or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2018 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5