Bug 457942 (CVE-2008-3279) - CVE-2008-3279 brltty: insecure relative RPATH
Summary: CVE-2008-3279 brltty: insecure relative RPATH
Alias: CVE-2008-3279
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2008-08-05 16:49 UTC by Tomas Hoger
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:26 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-03-31 06:53:32 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2010:0181 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Low: brltty security and bug fix update 2010-03-29 12:19:33 UTC

Description Tomas Hoger 2008-08-05 16:49:34 UTC
brltty packages as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 are built with an
insecure RPATH set in the ELF header of one of the libraries shipped in the

This issue can possibly be exploited by a local attacker to run arbitrary code
as some other user if victim user can be convinced to run command using affected library in an attacker controlled directory with specially crafted content.

Affected binary: /usr/lib/brltty/libbrlttybba.so
RPATH: ../../Programs

Comment 1 Tomas Hoger 2008-08-05 16:51:12 UTC
This issue does not affect brltty 3.8 and 3.9 packages currently shipped in Fedora.

Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2010-03-30 07:48:54 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2010:0181 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0181.html

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