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CentOS Update for popt CESA-2012:0451 centos5

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

10 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'popt' package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Insight

Insight

The RPM Package Manager (RPM) is a command-line driven package management system capable of installing, uninstalling, verifying, querying, and updating software packages. Multiple flaws were found in the way RPM parsed package file headers. An attacker could create a specially-crafted RPM package that, when its package header was accessed, or during package signature verification, could cause an application using the RPM library (such as the rpm command line tool, or the yum and up2date package managers) to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-0060, CVE-2012-0061, CVE-2012-0815) Note: Although an RPM package can, by design, execute arbitrary code when installed, this issue would allow a specially-crafted RPM package to execute arbitrary code before its digital signature has been verified. Package downloads from the Red Hat Network are protected by the use of a secure HTTPS connection in addition to the RPM package signature checks. All RPM users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct these issues. All running applications linked against the RPM library must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Affected Software

Affected Software

popt on CentOS 5

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)