RHEL 5 : ibutils (RHSA-2012:0311)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated ibutils packages that fix one security issue and one bug are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

The ibutils packages provide InfiniBand network and path diagnostics.

It was found that the ibmssh executable had an insecure relative RPATH
(runtime library search path) set in the ELF (Executable and Linking
Format) header. A local user able to convince another user to run
ibmssh in an attacker-controlled directory could run arbitrary code
with the privileges of the victim. (CVE-2008-3277)

This update also fixes the following bug :

* Under certain circumstances, the 'ibdiagnet -r' command could suffer
from memory corruption and terminate with a 'double free or
corruption' message and a backtrace. With this update, the correct
memory management function is used to prevent the corruption.
(BZ#711779)

All users of ibutils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-3277.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0311.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58065 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3277