Upstream information

CVE-2017-7501 at MITRE

Description

It was found that versions of rpm before 4.13.0.2 use 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.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Pending

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 4.6 6.8
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity Low Low
Authentication None Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial Complete
Integrity Impact Partial Complete
Availability Impact Partial Complete
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 7.8 7.3
Vector AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity Low Low
Privileges Required Low Low
User Interaction None Required
Scope Unchanged Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High High
Integrity Impact High High
Availability Impact High High
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 943457 [CONFIRMED]

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Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 rpm Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP4 rpm Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 GA rpm Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 SP3 rpm Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 SP4 rpm Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 GA rpm Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 rpm Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 rpm Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA rpm Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMWare 11 SP3 rpm Affected