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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
Description Last Modified:  12/31/2002

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Provides unauthorized access
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
http://www.iss.net/security_center/static/10011.php
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/5594 Patch

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2002-2204
NVD Published Date:
12/31/2002
NVD Last Modified:
09/05/2008