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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2011 13:07:58 +0200
From: yersinia <>
Subject: Re: rpm/librpm/rpm-python memory corruption pre-verification

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 8:52 PM, Tavis Ormandy <> wrote:

> Hey, after the scary flaws Georgi spotted in apt-get, I had a quick look at
> rpm signature verification. Some trivial bitflipping found a few memory
> corruption issues.
> Originally I didn't think yum used rpm, but i was wrong, rpm-python is a
> native module wrapper that exports librpm to python. I'll step through the
> signature verification logic when I get a chance.
> Obviously we need the sections of rpm code touched before signature
> verification to be bulletproof, as most distributions rely on public mirror
> services that may or may not be trusted. Any volunteers who know crypto
> better than me appreciated, I'll be primarily looking for memory
> corruption.
> These bugs don't affect IMHO rpm5 : i have updated the bugzilla with these
infos. Best Regards

> Tavis.
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