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[GLSA-200611-08] RPM: Buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
RPM: Buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200611-08
(RPM: Buffer overflow)


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

Impact

A possible hacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted RPM package
and execute code with the rights of that user if certain locales
are set.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

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


Solution:
All RPM users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/rpm-4.4.6-r3"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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