Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1422157
CVE-2017-2623 rpm-ostree and rpm-ostree-client fail to check gpg package signatures when layering
Last modified: 2017-04-04 11:36:48 EDT
It was found that rpm-ostree was not checking GPG signatures on packages when doing layering.
Note that for RHEL Atomic Host, this issue is of lower impact due to existing "certificate pinning" that is enabled by default. While it does not provide the same type of safety measures as GPG, it is a strong, standard baseline security practice against many threat scenarios.
Name: Colin Walters (Red Hat)
This issue has been addressed in the following products:
RHAH for RHEL 7
Via RHSA-2017:0444 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:0444
This issue is partially mitigated on RHEL Atomic Host, where default certificate pinning ensures provenance.
Corrected push is now out.
The CVE page at https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-2623 implies there is still a patch pending for base RHEL 7. The Doc Text on this bug page also implies the issue is not limited to RHAH. Will there be a fix for base RHEL 7?