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CVE-2012-0061

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2012-04-03
IAVA:
2012-A-0148, 2012-A-0153
CWE:
CWE-228->CWE-119
Bugzilla:
798585: CVE-2012-0061 rpm: improper validation of header contents total size in headerLoad()

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The headerLoad function in lib/header.c in RPM before 4.9.1.3 does not properly validate region tags, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a large region size in a package header.

Find out more about CVE-2012-0061 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 7.6
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Lifecycle Support 4 (rpm) RHSA-2012:0451 2012-04-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.1) (rpm) RHSA-2012:0451 2012-04-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (rpm) RHSA-2012:0451 2012-04-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (rpm) RHSA-2012:0451 2012-04-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Long Life (v. 5.3 server) (rpm) RHSA-2012:0451 2012-04-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.6 server) (rpm) RHSA-2012:0451 2012-04-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.0) (rpm) RHSA-2012:0451 2012-04-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Lifecycle Support 3 (rpm) RHSA-2012:0451 2012-04-03

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 rpm Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 rpm Affected

Acknowledgements

This issue was discovered by Ramon de C Valle of the Red Hat Product Security Team.

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