Bug 1168715 (CVE-2014-8118) - CVE-2014-8118 rpm: integer overflow and stack overflow in CPIO header parsing
Summary: CVE-2014-8118 rpm: integer overflow and stack overflow in CPIO header parsing
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2014-8118
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
high
high
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
URL:
Whiteboard: impact=important,public=20141209,repo...
Keywords: Security
Depends On: 1170036 1170037 1172125
Blocks: 1039813 1168704
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2014-11-27 16:07 UTC by Florian Weimer
Modified: 2018-12-09 19:16 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2014-12-19 04:47:21 UTC


Attachments (Terms of Use)
rpm-4.12-CVE-2014-8118.patch (437 bytes, patch)
2014-11-27 16:12 UTC, Florian Weimer
no flags Details | Diff


External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2014:1976 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: rpm security update 2014-12-10 00:50:38 UTC

Description Florian Weimer 2014-11-27 16:07:33 UTC
IssueDescription:

It was found that RPM could encounter an integer overflow, leading to a stack-based overflow, while parsing a crafted CPIO header in the payload section of an RPM file.  This could allow an attacker to modify signed RPM files in such a way that they would execute code chosen by the attacker during package installation.

Acknowledgements:

This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of Red Hat Product Security.

Comment 1 Florian Weimer 2014-11-27 16:12:57 UTC
Created attachment 962159 [details]
rpm-4.12-CVE-2014-8118.patch

Proposed patch to limit the length of the file name to a reasonable value.

Comment 6 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2014-12-09 12:51:00 UTC
Created rpm tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1172125]

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2014-12-09 19:51:00 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2014:1976 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1976.html

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2014-12-17 04:46:15 UTC
rpm-4.12.0.1-4.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 10 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2014-12-19 04:47:21 UTC
Statement:

This issue does not affect the version of rpm package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2014-12-29 09:57:25 UTC
rpm-4.11.3-2.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.


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