RPM rpmbuild weak security

rpm-rpmbuild-weak-security (59423) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

RPM could provide weaker than expected security, caused by the improper parsing of the syntax of spec files. By persuading a victim to remove home directories using unknown attack vectors involving a ;~ (semicolon tilde) sequence in a Name tag, a remote attacker could launch further attacks on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate updates for your system. See References.

References:

  • Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 125517 : CVE-2005-4889 rpm: Updates leave hardlinked copies untouched.
  • RPM Web site: RPM Package Manager.
  • CVE-2010-2197: rpmbuild in RPM 4.8.0 and earlier does not properly parse the syntax of spec files, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to remove home directories via vectors involving a ;~ (semicolon tilde) sequence in a Name tag.
  • OSVDB ID: 66943: Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) rpmbuild Spec File Syntax Parsing Weakness Home Directory Deletion
  • OSVDB ID: 83222: Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) spec File Parsing Name Tag Handling Arbitrary Home Directory Deletion

Platforms Affected:

  • RPM Project RPM 1.2
  • RPM Project RPM 1.3
  • RPM Project RPM 1.3.1
  • RPM Project RPM 1.4
  • RPM Project RPM 1.4.2
  • RPM Project RPM 1.4.2/A
  • RPM Project RPM 1.4.3
  • RPM Project RPM 1.4.4
  • RPM Project RPM 1.4.5
  • RPM Project RPM 1.4.6
  • RPM Project RPM 1.4.7
  • RPM Project RPM 2..4.10
  • RPM Project RPM 2.0
  • RPM Project RPM 2.0.1
  • RPM Project RPM 2.0.10
  • RPM Project RPM 2.0.11
  • RPM Project RPM 2.0.2
  • RPM Project RPM 2.0.3
  • RPM Project RPM 2.0.4
  • RPM Project RPM 2.0.5
  • RPM Project RPM 2.0.6
  • RPM Project RPM 2.0.7
  • RPM Project RPM 2.0.8
  • RPM Project RPM 2.0.9
  • RPM Project RPM 2.1
  • RPM Project RPM 2.1.1
  • RPM Project RPM 2.1.2
  • RPM Project RPM 2.2
  • RPM Project RPM 2.2.1
  • RPM Project RPM 2.2.10
  • RPM Project RPM 2.2.11
  • RPM Project RPM 2.2.2
  • RPM Project RPM 2.2.3
  • RPM Project RPM 2.2.3.10
  • RPM Project RPM 2.2.3.11
  • RPM Project RPM 2.2.4
  • RPM Project RPM 2.2.5
  • RPM Project RPM 2.2.6
  • RPM Project RPM 2.2.7
  • RPM Project RPM 2.2.8
  • RPM Project RPM 2.2.9
  • RPM Project RPM 2.3
  • RPM Project RPM 2.3.1
  • RPM Project RPM 2.3.2
  • RPM Project RPM 2.3.3
  • RPM Project RPM 2.3.4
  • RPM Project RPM 2.3.5
  • RPM Project RPM 2.3.6
  • RPM Project RPM 2.3.7
  • RPM Project RPM 2.3.8
  • RPM Project RPM 2.3.9
  • RPM Project RPM 2.4.1
  • RPM Project RPM 2.4.11
  • RPM Project RPM 2.4.12
  • RPM Project RPM 2.4.2
  • RPM Project RPM 2.4.3
  • RPM Project RPM 2.4.4
  • RPM Project RPM 2.4.5
  • RPM Project RPM 2.4.6
  • RPM Project RPM 2.4.8
  • RPM Project RPM 2.4.9
  • RPM Project RPM 2.5
  • RPM Project RPM 2.5.1
  • RPM Project RPM 2.5.2
  • RPM Project RPM 2.5.3
  • RPM Project RPM 2.5.4
  • RPM Project RPM 2.5.5
  • RPM Project RPM 2.5.6
  • RPM Project RPM 2.6.7
  • RPM Project RPM 3.0
  • RPM Project RPM 3.0.1
  • RPM Project RPM 3.0.2
  • RPM Project RPM 3.0.3
  • RPM Project RPM 3.0.4
  • RPM Project RPM 3.0.5
  • RPM Project RPM 3.0.6
  • RPM Project RPM 4.0.
  • RPM Project RPM 4.0.1
  • RPM Project RPM 4.0.2
  • RPM Project RPM 4.0.3
  • RPM Project RPM 4.0.4
  • RPM Project RPM 4.1
  • RPM Project RPM 4.3.3
  • RPM Project RPM 4.4.2
  • RPM Project RPM 4.4.2.1
  • RPM Project RPM 4.4.2.2
  • RPM Project RPM 4.4.2.3
  • RPM Project RPM 4.6.0
  • RPM Project RPM 4.6.1
  • RPM Project RPM 4.7.0
  • RPM Project RPM 4.7.1
  • RPM Project RPM 4.7.2
  • RPM Project RPM 4.8.0

Reported:

Jun 14, 2010

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