RHEL 2.1 : lv (RHSA-2003:167)
High Nessus Plugin ID 12395
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionUpdated 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected lv package.