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CentOS Update for libtool CESA-2009:1646 centos3 i386

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.9

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

11 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'libtool' package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Insight

Insight

GNU Libtool is a set of shell scripts which automatically configure UNIX, Linux, and similar operating systems to generically build shared libraries. A flaw was found in the way GNU Libtool's libltdl library looked for modules to load. It was possible for libltdl to load and run modules from an arbitrary library in the current working directory. If a local attacker could trick a local user into running an application (which uses libltdl) from an attacker-controlled directory containing a malicious Libtool control file (.la), the attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2009-3736) All libtool users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the updated packages, applications using the libltdl library must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Affected Software

Affected Software

libtool on CentOS 3

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

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