GLSA-200510-14 : Perl, Qt-UnixODBC, CMake: RUNPATH issues

High Nessus Plugin ID 20034


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-14 (Perl, Qt-UnixODBC, CMake: RUNPATH issues)

Some packages may introduce insecure paths into the list of directories that are searched for libraries at runtime. Furthermore, packages depending on the MakeMaker Perl module for build configuration may have incorrectly copied the LD_RUN_PATH into the DT_RPATH.
Impact :

A local attacker, who is a member of the 'portage' group, could create a malicious shared object in the Portage temporary build directory that would be loaded at runtime by a dependent executable, potentially resulting in privilege escalation.
Workaround :

Only grant 'portage' group rights to trusted users.


All Perl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose dev-lang/perl All Qt-UnixODBC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/qt-unixODBC-3.3.4-r1' All CMake users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose dev-util/cmake

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20034

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200510-14.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/10/19

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:cmake, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:perl, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:qt-unixODBC, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/10/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4278, CVE-2005-4279, CVE-2005-4280

OSVDB: 20086, 20087, 20088

GLSA: 200510-14