Bug 447705 (CVE-2008-1951) - CVE-2008-1951 sblim: libraries built with insecure RPATH
Summary: CVE-2008-1951 sblim: libraries built with insecure RPATH
Alias: CVE-2008-1951
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 446859 447712 447713 447714
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Reported: 2008-05-21 09:32 UTC by Tomas Hoger
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:24 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-06-24 09:34:18 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2008:0497 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: sblim security update 2008-06-24 09:31:39 UTC

Description Tomas Hoger 2008-05-21 09:32:26 UTC
It was discovered that libraries shipped in sblim packages in Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 4 and 5 have RPATH set pointing to a directory in a world-writable
temporary directory:
/var/tmp/sblim-<version>-<release>-root-brewbuilder//usr/lib .  That directory
existed on the build system during the package build, but is unlikely to exist
on systems where sblim packages are installed.

This issue can be exploited by a local user to create fake library required by
sblim libraries and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
application using sblim such as tog-pegasus.

Comment 4 Tomas Hoger 2008-06-24 09:00:49 UTC
Lifting embargo.

Comment 5 Red Hat Product Security 2008-06-24 09:34:18 UTC
This issue was addressed in:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux:

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