Security update for rpm

SUSE Security Update: Security update for rpm
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2018:3884-2
Rating: important
References: #943457
Cross-References:CVE-2017-7500 CVE-2017-7501
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP1

An update that fixes two vulnerabilities is now available.


This update for rpm fixes the following issues:
These security issues were fixed:

  • CVE-2017-7500: rpm did not properly handle RPM installations when a destination path was a symbolic link to a directory, possibly changing ownership and permissions of an arbitrary directory, and RPM files being placed in an arbitrary destination (bsc#943457).
  • CVE-2017-7501: rpm used 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 (bsc#943457)

This is a reissue of the above security fixes for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 GA, SP1 and SP2 LTSS, they have already been released for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3.

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP1:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP1-2019-1062=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP1 (x86_64):
    • python3-rpm-4.11.2-16.21.1
    • python3-rpm-debuginfo-4.11.2-16.21.1
    • python3-rpm-debugsource-4.11.2-16.21.1
    • rpm-32bit-4.11.2-16.21.1
    • rpm-4.11.2-16.21.1
    • rpm-build-4.11.2-16.21.1
    • rpm-build-debuginfo-4.11.2-16.21.1
    • rpm-debuginfo-32bit-4.11.2-16.21.1
    • rpm-debuginfo-4.11.2-16.21.1
    • rpm-debugsource-4.11.2-16.21.1
    • rpm-python-4.11.2-16.21.1
    • rpm-python-debuginfo-4.11.2-16.21.1
    • rpm-python-debugsource-4.11.2-16.21.1