|Description||It was found that versions of rpm before 18.104.22.168 use temporary files with predictable names when installing an RPM. An attacker with ability to write in a directory where files will be installed could create symbolic links to an arbitrary location and modify content, and possibly permissions to arbitrary files, which could be used for denial of service or possibly privilege escalation.|
|Source||CVE (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 severity||medium (attack range: local)|
Vulnerable and fixed packages
The table below lists information on source packages.
|rpm (PTS)||wheezy, wheezy (security)||4.10.0-5+deb7u2||vulnerable|
The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.
|Package||Type||Release||Fixed Version||Urgency||Origin||Debian Bugs|
Not supported for installations in Debian (and an unprivileged attacker would not have permissions for systems directories anyway)