CentOS Update for libtool CESA-2009:1646 centos5 i386

Published: 2011-08-09 06:20:34
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'libtool' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Affected Versions:
libtool on CentOS 5

Technical Details:
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 Linux Distribution Packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the updated Linux Distribution Packages, applications using the libltdl library must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Recommendations:
Please install the updated Linux Distribution Packages.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-3736

References:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-December/016383.html

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.9
Published
2011-08-09
Modified
2019-03-15
Category
CentOS Local Security Checks

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