GLSA-200902-03 : Valgrind: Untrusted search path

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200902-03
(Valgrind: Untrusted search path)

Tavis Ormandy reported that Valgrind loads a .valgrindrc file in the
current working directory, executing commands specified there.

Impact :

A local attacker could prepare a specially crafted .valgrindrc file and
entice a user to run Valgrind from the directory containing that file,
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running Valgrind.

Workaround :

Do not run 'valgrind' from untrusted working directories.

See also :

Solution :

All Valgrind users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-util/valgrind-3.4.0'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35674 (gentoo_GLSA-200902-03.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4865

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