Public Date:
2011-A-0066, 2012-A-0020
598775: CVE-2010-2059 rpm: fails to drop SUID/SGID bits on package upgrade

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 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 4 (rpm) RHSA-2010:0678 2010-09-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (rpm) RHSA-2010:0679 2010-09-07

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