Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : valgrind (MDVSA-2009:057)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability has been identified and corrected in valgrind :

Untrusted search path vulnerability in valgrind before 3.4.0 allows
local users to execute arbitrary programs via a Trojan horse
.valgrindrc file in the current working directory, as demonstrated
using a malicious --db-command options. NOTE: the severity of this
issue has been disputed, but CVE is including this issue because
execution of a program from an untrusted directory is a common
scenario. (CVE-2008-4865)

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.

Solution :

Update the affected valgrind package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38051 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-057.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4865

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