SuSE 10 Security Update : valgrind (ZYPP Patch Number 5803)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

valgrind reads a file .valgrindrc in the current directory. Therefore
local users could place such a file a world-writable directory such as
/tmp and influence other users' valgrind when it's executed there.
(CVE-2008-4865)

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-4865.html

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 5803.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51763 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4865

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