RHEL 2.1 : lv (RHSA-2003:167)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated lv packages that fix the possibility of local privilege
escalation are now available.

Lv is a powerful file viewer similar to less. It can decode and encode
multilingual streams through many coding systems, such as ISO-8859,
ISO-2022, EUC, SJIS Big5, HZ, and Unicode.

A bug has been found in versions of lv that read a .lv file in the
current working directory. Any user who subsequently runs lv in that
directory and uses the v (edit) command can be forced to execute an
arbitrary program.

Users are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain
a version of lv that is patched to read the .lv configuration file
only in the user's home directory.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2003-0188.html
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?archive=no&bug=190941
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-167.html

Solution :

Update the affected lv package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12395 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0188