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[CLA-2001:440] Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - rpm
From: secure () conectiva com br
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 16:35:11 -0200

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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 
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PACKAGE   : rpm
SUMMARY   : RPM query vulnerability
DATE      : 2001-11-27 16:34:00
ID        : CLA-2001:440
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 7.0

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DESCRIPTION
 The RPM Package Manager (RPM) is the package management system used
 to distribute and install software by Conectiva Linux.
 
 zen-parse found[1] a vulnerability[2] in rpm wich allows an attacker
 to execute arbitrary code when an adultered rpm package is queried.
 
 A malicious user could exploit this vulnerability by sending a
 carefully crafted rpm package to the printing system, which will
 query the package to extract the information to print and will
 execute arbitrary code choosen by the attacker with the privileges of
 the lp user.
 
 Another situation is an administrator or any other user querying such
 a package to extract information (using rpm -qpi for example) and
 inadvertently executing arbitrary code from the attacker.


SOLUTION
 All users should upgrade. We would like to thank Jeff Johnson
 <jbj () redhat com> for providing the patch to fix this vulnerability.
 
 
 REFERENCES:
 1. http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/222542
 2. http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/3472


DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/SRPMS/rpm-4.0.2-28U70_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/librpm-4.0.2-28U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/librpmbuild-4.0.2-28U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/popt-1.6.2-28U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/popt-devel-1.6.2-28U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/popt-devel-static-1.6.2-28U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/popt-doc-1.6.2-28U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/python-rpm-4.0.2-28U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/rpm-4.0.2-28U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/rpm-build-4.0.2-28U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/rpm-devel-4.0.2-28U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/rpm-devel-static-4.0.2-28U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/rpm-doc-4.0.2-28U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/rpm2cpio-4.0.2-28U70_1cl.i386.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform 
 upgrades of RPM packages:
 - add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet
   (you may also use linuxconf to do this):

 rpm [cncbr] ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

(replace 6.0 with the correct version number if you are not running CL6.0)

 - run:                 apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

 Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples 
 can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en


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All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions
on how to import it can be found at 
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en
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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en

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