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libtool libltdl Library Search Path Privilege Escalation Security Issue

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Release Date:  2009-11-25    Views:  5,955

Secunia Advisory SA37414

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A security issue has been reported in libtool, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to potentially gain escalated privileges.

The security issue is caused due to the current working directory potentially being used as search path for libraries. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary code by e.g. creating a malicious shared object or a malicious .la file and tricking a user into executing an application using the libtool library in the same directory.

The security issue is reported in versions prior to 2.2.6b.


Solution:
Update to version 2.2.6b.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/libtool/2009-11/msg00059.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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