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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Moderate: powerpc-utils-python security update
7 November 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2014-8165
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Red Hat. It is recommended that administrators
running powerpc-utils-python check for an updated version of the
software for their operating system.
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Moderate: powerpc-utils-python security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2016:2607-02
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2607.html
Issue date: 2016-11-03
CVE Names: CVE-2014-8165
An update for powerpc-utils-python is now available for Red Hat Enterprise
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from
the CVE link(s) in the References section.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7) - noarch
The powerpc-utils-python packages provide Python-based utilities for
maintaining and servicing PowerPC systems.
* It was found that the amsvis command of the powerpc-utils-python package
did not verify unpickled data before processing it. This could allow an
attacker who can connect to an amsvis server process (or cause an amsvis
client process to connect to them) to execute arbitrary code as the user
running the amsvis process. (CVE-2014-8165)
This issue was discovered by Dhiru Kholia of Red Hat Product Security.
For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.
For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:
5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
1073139 - CVE-2014-8165 powerpc-utils-python: arbitrary code execution due to unpickling untrusted input
6. Package List:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7):
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Copyright 2016 Red Hat, Inc.
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