Scientific Linux Security Update : gcc and gcc4 on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

CVE-2009-3736 libtool: libltdl may load and execute code from a
library in the current directory

A flaw was found in the way GNU Libtool's libltdl library looked for
libraries to load. It was possible for libltdl to load a malicious
library from the current working directory. In certain configurations,
if a local attacker is able to trick a local user into running a Java
application (which uses a function to load native libraries, such as
System.loadLibrary) from within an attacker-controlled directory
containing a malicious library or module, the attacker could possibly
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
Java application. (CVE-2009-3736)

All running Java applications using libgcj must be restarted for this
update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?9c2db746

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60722 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3736