Ubuntu: 1694-1: RPM vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu RPM could incorrectly validate package signatures.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1694-1
January 17, 2013

rpm vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 12.10

Summary:

RPM could incorrectly validate package signatures.

Software Description:
- rpm: package manager for RPM

Details:

It was discovered that RPM incorrectly handled signature checking. An
attacker could create a specially-crafted rpm with an invalid signature
which could pass the signature validation check.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 12.10:
  rpm                             4.10.0-4ubuntu0.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1694-1
  CVE-2012-6088

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rpm/4.10.0-4ubuntu0.1