Bug 625756 (CVE-2005-4889) - CVE-2005-4889 rpm: fails to drop SUID/SGID bits on package removal
Summary: CVE-2005-4889 rpm: fails to drop SUID/SGID bits on package removal
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2005-4889
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 125517 626709 626710
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Reported: 2010-08-20 11:23 UTC by Tomas Hoger
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:38 UTC (History)
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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2010:0678 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: rpm security update 2010-09-07 14:35:00 UTC

Description Tomas Hoger 2010-08-20 11:23:23 UTC
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2005-4889 to the following vulnerability:

lib/fsm.c in RPM before 4.4.3 does not properly reset the metadata of an executable file during deletion of the file in an RPM package removal, which might allow local users to gain privileges by creating a hard link to a vulnerable (1) setuid or (2) setgid file, a related issue to CVE-2010-2059. 


This issue was fixed in Fedora rpm some time ago via bug #125517.  RPM versions in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 do not contain the fix and are affected.

Comment 3 errata-xmlrpc 2010-09-07 14:35:25 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

Via RHSA-2010:0678 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0678.html

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