Scientific Linux Security Update : ibutils on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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.

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?b49770e9

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: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61262 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3277