CVE-2010-2198

NameCVE-2010-2198
Descriptionlib/fsm.c in RPM 4.8.0 and earlier does not properly reset the metadata of an executable file during replacement of the file in an RPM package upgrade or deletion of the file in an RPM package removal, which might allow local users to gain privileges or bypass intended access restrictions by creating a hard link to a vulnerable file that has (1) POSIX file capabilities or (2) SELinux context information, a related issue to CVE-2010-2059.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs584257

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
rpm (PTS)wheezy, wheezy (security)4.10.0-5+deb7u2vulnerable
jessie4.11.3-1.1vulnerable
stretch4.12.0.2+dfsg1-2vulnerable
buster, sid4.14.0+dfsg1-2vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
rpmsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant584257

Notes

Marking as unimportant since rpm isn't used as a package manager

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