RHEL 2.1 : lv (RHSA-2003:167)

High Nessus Plugin ID 12395


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


Updated lv packages that fix the possibility of local privilege escalation are now available.

Lv is a powerful file viewer similar to less. It can decode and encode multilingual streams through many coding systems, such as ISO-8859, ISO-2022, EUC, SJIS Big5, HZ, and Unicode.

A bug has been found in versions of lv that read a .lv file in the current working directory. Any user who subsequently runs lv in that directory and uses the v (edit) command can be forced to execute an arbitrary program.

Users are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain a version of lv that is patched to read the .lv configuration file only in the user's home directory.


Update the affected lv package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 12395

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2003-167.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.21 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/06

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:lv, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2003/06/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0188

RHSA: 2003:167