|Created:||October 4, 2011||Updated:||November 10, 2011|
|Description:||From the Red Hat advisory:
Multiple flaws were found in the way the RPM library parsed package headers. An attacker could create a specially-crafted RPM package that, when queried or installed, would cause rpm to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2011-3378)
Note: Although an RPM package can, by design, execute arbitrary code when installed, this issue would allow a specially-crafted RPM package to execute arbitrary code before its digital signature has been verified. Package downloads from the Red Hat Network remain secure due to certificate checks performed on the secure connection.
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