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CVE-2002-2204 Detail

Description

The default --checksig setting in RPM Package Manager 4.0.4 checks that a package's signature is valid without listing who signed it, which can allow remote attackers to make it appear that a malicious package comes from a trusted source.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/31/2002

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2002-2204
Original release date:
12/31/2002
Last revised:
09/05/2008
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Evaluator Solution

A large degree of social engineering and user interaction is neccessary to exploit this vulnerbility.

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/30/2006)

We do not believe this is a security vulnerability. This is the documented and expected behaviour of rpm.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://www.iss.net/security_center/static/10011.php External Source XF rpm-improper-sig-verification(10011)
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/5594 Patch External Source BID 5594

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