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<title>RPM: Buffer overflow</title>
<synopsis>
RPM is vulnerable to a buffer overflow and possibly the execution of
arbitrary code when opening specially crafted packages.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">rpm</product>
<announced>November 13, 2006</announced>
<revised>November 13, 2006: 01</revised>
<bug>154218</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-arch/rpm" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">4.4.6-r3</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">4.4.6-r3</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
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.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Vladimir Mosgalin has reported that when processing certain packages,
RPM incorrectly allocates memory for the packages, possibly causing a
heap-based buffer overflow.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
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.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All RPM users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-arch/rpm-4.4.6-r3&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5466">CVE-2006-5466</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Mon, 06 Nov 2006 23:03:12 +0000">
falco
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Mon, 06 Nov 2006 23:11:11 +0000">
shellsage
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 07 Nov 2006 13:44:27 +0000">
falco
</metadata>
</glsa>