Current 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.

Evaluator Description

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

Basic Data

PublishedDecember 31, 2002
Last ModifiedSeptember 05, 2008
Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeNVD-CWE-Other
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
CVSS 2 - Access VectorNETWORK
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Base Score7.5
Exploitability Score10.0
Impact Score6.4
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegetrue

Base Metric V3

No data provided.


  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3ApplicationRedhatRedhat Package Manager4.0.2-71*******
    2.3ApplicationRedhatRedhat Package Manager4.0.2-72*******
    2.3ApplicationRedhatRedhat Package Manager4.0.3*******
    2.3ApplicationRedhatRedhat Package Manager4.0.4*******

Vulnerable Software List

Redhat Redhat Package Manager 4.0.2-71, 4.0.2-72, 4.0.3, 4.0.4


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