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CVE-2012-0061

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

Details

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 and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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 ES (v. 3 ELS) (rpm) RHSA-2012:0451 April 03, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4 ELS) (rpm) RHSA-2012:0451 April 03, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.6 server) (rpm) RHSA-2012:0451 April 03, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Long Life (v. 5.3 server) (rpm) RHSA-2012:0451 April 03, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.0) (rpm) RHSA-2012:0451 April 03, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.1) (rpm) RHSA-2012:0451 April 03, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (rpm) RHSA-2012:0451 April 03, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (rpm) RHSA-2012:0451 April 03, 2012

External References

Acknowledgements

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

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