Intrusion Prevention

RPM.Package.Manager.CPIO.Header.NameSize.Integer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Code Execution vulnerability in RPM package manager.
The vulnerability is caused by an integer overflow error when the vulnerable application handles a maliciously crafted RPM file. An attacker can exploit this by tricking an unsuspecting user to install a malicious RPM file and execute arbitrary code within the context of the current user.

Affected Products

Red Hat RPM Package Manager 4.12.0 and prior

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the latest update from the vendor
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1976.html

CVE References

CVE-2014-8118