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[ GLSA 200611-08 ] RPM: Buffer overflow
From: Raphael Marichez <falco () gentoo org>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 23:57:09 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200611-08
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: RPM: Buffer overflow
      Date: November 13, 2006
      Bugs: #154218
        ID: 200611-08

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Synopsis
========

RPM is vulnerable to a buffer overflow and possibly the execution of
arbitrary code when opening specially crafted packages.

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     < 4.4.6-r3                           >= 4.4.6-r3

Description
===========

Vladimir Mosgalin has reported that when processing certain packages,
RPM incorrectly allocates memory for the packages, possibly causing a
heap-based buffer overflow.

Impact
======

An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted RPM package
and execute code with the privileges of that user if certain locales
are set.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All RPM users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/rpm-4.4.6-r3"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-5466
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5466

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200611-08.xml

Concerns?
=========

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 () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 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.

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

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