Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1695-1
17th January, 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
RPM could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted package file.
- rpm - package manager for RPM
It was discovered that RPM incorrectly handled certain package headers. If
a user or automated system were tricked into installing a specially crafted
RPM package, an attacker could cause RPM to crash, resulting in a denial of
service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
- rpm 126.96.36.199-1ubuntu0.1
- Ubuntu 11.10:
- rpm 4.9.0-7ubuntu0.1
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
- rpm 4.7.2-1lubuntu0.1
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.