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RHSA-2014:1004: yum-updatesd security update (Important)

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26186

The yum-updatesd package provides a daemon which checks for available updates and can notify you when they are available via email syslog or dbus. It was discovered that yum-updatesd did not properly perform RPM package signature checks. When yum-updatesd was configured to automatically install updates a remote attacker could use this flaw to install a malicious update on the target system using an unsigned RPM or an RPM signed with an untrusted key. (CVE-2014-0022) All yum-updatesd users are advised to upgrade to this updated package which contains a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing this update the yum-updatesd service will be restarted automatically.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • CentOS Linux 5
Class:
patch
Reference(s):
  • RHSA-2014:1004-00
  • CVE-2014-0022
  • CESA-2014:1004
Product(s):
  • yum-updatesd