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CVE Reference: CVE-2010-3856

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CVE-2010-3856

Description:
ld.so in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.11.3, and 2.12.x before 2.12.2, does not properly restrict use of the LD_AUDIT environment variable to reference dynamic shared objects (DSOs) as audit objects, which allows local users to gain privileges by leveraging an unsafe DSO located in a trusted library directory, as demonstrated by libpcprofile.so.

CVE Status:
Candidate

References:

UBUNTU
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1009-1

SAID
  Secunia Advisory: SA42787

REDHAT
  http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0872.html

MLIST
  http://sourceware.org/ml/libc-hacker/2010-10/msg00010.html

MANDRIVA
  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:212

GENTOO
  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201011-01.xml

FULLDISC
  http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2010/Oct/344

DEBIAN
  http://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-2122

CONFIRM
  http://support.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100121017
  http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0001.html

BUGTRAQ
  http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/515545/100/0/threaded

BID
  44347


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