Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : gnucash (MDVSA-2010:241)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in gnucash :

gnc-test-env in GnuCash 2.3.15 and earlier places a zero-length
directory name in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH, which allows local users to
gain privileges via a Trojan horse shared library in the current
working directory (CVE-2010-3999).

The affected /usr/bin/gnc-test-env file has been removed to mitigate
the CVE-2010-3999 vulnerability as gnc-test-env is only used for tests
and while building gnucash.

Additionally for Mandriva 2010.1 gnucash-2.2.9 was not compatible with
guile. This update adapts gnucash to the new API of guile.

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 50820 ()

Bugtraq ID: 44563

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3999

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