RPM Package Manager headerVerifyInfo() code execution
|rpm-headerverifyinfo-code-execution (74581)||High Risk|
RPM Package Manager could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by incorrect handling of negated offsets in the headerVerifyInfo() function. By persuading a victim to interact with a specially-crafted RPM file via an application that utilizes the RPM library, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code or cause the affected application to crash.
Refer to RHSA-2012-0451 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.
- Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 744104: CVE-2012-0815 rpm: incorrect handling of negated offsets in headerVerifyInfo().
- RPM Web site: RPM Package Manager (RPM).
- BID-52865: RPM Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
- CVE-2012-0815: The headerVerifyInfo function in lib/header.c in RPM before 188.8.131.52 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a negative value in a region offset of a package header, which is not properly handled in a numeric range comparison.
- OSVDB ID: 81009: Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) lib/header.c headerVerifyInfo() Function Header Range Parsing Remote Code Execution
- RHSA-2012-0451: Important: rpm security update
- SA48651: RPM Package Manager Header Parsing Vulnerabilities
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Server
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation
- RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6
- RedHat Enterprise Linux EUS 5.6.z
- RedHat Enterprise Linux HPC Node 6
- RedHat Enterprise Linux Long Life 5.3
- RedHat Enterprise Linux Long Life 5.6
- RedHat Enterprise Linux Server EUS 6.0.z
- RedHat Enterprise Linux Server EUS 6.1.z
- RPM RPM Package Manager 4.8
Apr 03, 2012
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