Bug 838160 (CVE-2012-3381) - CVE-2012-3381 sblim-sfcb: insecure LD_LIBRARY_PATH usage
Summary: CVE-2012-3381 sblim-sfcb: insecure LD_LIBRARY_PATH usage
Alias: CVE-2012-3381
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 838162 838163 838164
Blocks: 838161
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-07-06 21:38 UTC by Kurt Seifried
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:53 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-08-22 15:29:04 UTC

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Description Kurt Seifried 2012-07-06 21:38:33 UTC
SuSE Bugzilla reports:

Marcus Meissner 2012-07-06 12:18:54 UTC

found by grep.

/etc/init.d/sfcb uses:


which is insecure if LD_LIBRARY_PATH is empty. It makes binaries use
libraries from the current directory, which is a problem if e.g. a
starts the sfcb service from a untrusted directory.

Also it uses it to set /usr/lib, a default path.

Just get rid of the whole if ... as it is useless.


Comment 1 Kurt Seifried 2012-07-06 21:44:42 UTC
Created sblim-sfcb tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: epel-5 [bug 838162]
Affects: fedora-16 [bug 838163]
Affects: fedora-17 [bug 838164]

Comment 2 Vitezslav Crhonek 2012-07-09 10:01:41 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Created sblim-sfcb tracking bugs for this issue
> Affects: fedora-17 [bug 838164]

Fedora 17 is not affected, SysV init script has been removed in sblim-sfcb-1.3.14-2.

Comment 6 Vincent Danen 2015-08-22 15:28:52 UTC

Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.

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