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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2010:0678
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2010:0678.

The RPM Package Manager (RPM) is a command line driven package management
system capable of installing, uninstalling, verifying, querying, and
updating software packages.

It was discovered that RPM did not remove setuid and setgid bits set on
binaries when upgrading or removing packages. A local attacker able to
create hard links to binaries could use this flaw to keep those binaries on
the system, at a specific version level and with the setuid or setgid bit
set, even if the package providing them was upgraded or removed by a system
administrator. This could have security implications if a package was
upgraded or removed because of a security flaw in a setuid or setgid
program. (CVE-2005-4889, CVE-2010-2059)

All users of rpm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct these issues.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-4889
XForce ISS Database: rpm-setgid-privilege-escalation(59426)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-2059
Bugtraq: 20110308 VMSA-2011-0004 VMware ESX/ESXi SLPD denial of service vulnerability and ESX third party updates for Service Console packages bind, pam, and rpm. (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2010:014 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2010:017 (Google Search)
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