SUSE-SA:2006:007: binutils,kdelibs3,kdegraphics3,koffice,dia,lyx

High Nessus Plugin ID 20901


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2006:007 (binutils,kdelibs3,kdegraphics3,koffice,dia,lyx).

A SUSE specific patch to the GNU linker 'ld' removes redundant RPATH and RUNPATH components when linking binaries.

Due to a bug in this routine ld occasionally left empty RPATH components. When running a binary with empty RPATH components the dynamic linker tries to load shared libraries from the current directory.

By tricking users into running an affected application in a directory that contains a specially crafted shared library an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user id of the victim.


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20901

File Name: suse_SA_2006_007.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/02/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list