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CVE-2010-2059

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-06-01
Bugzilla: 598775: CVE-2010-2059 rpm: fails to drop SUID/SGID bits on package upgrade
IAVA: 2012-A-0020

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

lib/fsm.c in RPM 4.8.0 and unspecified 4.7.x and 4.6.x versions, and RPM before 4.4.3, does not properly reset the metadata of an executable file during replacement of the file in an RPM package upgrade, which might allow local users to gain privileges by creating a hard link to a vulnerable (1) setuid or (2) setgid file.

Find out more about CVE-2010-2059 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 1.9
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: None

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (rpm) RHSA-2010:0678 September 07, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (rpm) RHSA-2010:0679 September 07, 2010

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