Bug 214081 - [SECURITY] Searches '.' for .la files
[SECURITY] Searches '.' for .la files
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libtool (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karsten Hopp
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Reported: 2006-11-05 10:40 EST by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-01-23 11:36:05 EST
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Description Enrico Scholz 2006-11-05 10:40:12 EST
[This bug is similar but NOT identical to bug #209930 (which was caused by a
misconfiguration of the buildsystem)]

Description of problem:

Applications which are using libltdl are searching '.' for .la files. This can
used by an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

The 'victim.c' example from bug #209930 shows:

| # strace victim
| open("foo.la", O_RDONLY)                = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)

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Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2007-01-23 11:36:05 EST
I've disabled this 'feature' in Rawhide

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