Public Date:
1168715: CVE-2014-8118 rpm: integer overflow and stack overflow in CPIO header parsing

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in RPM 4.12 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted CPIO header in the payload section of an RPM file, which triggers a stack-based buffer overflow.

Find out more about CVE-2014-8118 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue does not affect the version of rpm package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

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 7 (rpm) RHSA-2014:1976 2014-12-09

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.9 server) rpm Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 rpm Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 rpm Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 rpm Not affected


This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of Red Hat Product Security.
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