GLSA-200902-03 : Valgrind: Untrusted search path
High Nessus Plugin ID 35674
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200902-03 (Valgrind: Untrusted search path)
Tavis Ormandy reported that Valgrind loads a .valgrindrc file in the current working directory, executing commands specified there.
A local attacker could prepare a specially crafted .valgrindrc file and entice a user to run Valgrind from the directory containing that file, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Valgrind.
Do not run 'valgrind' from untrusted working directories.
SolutionAll Valgrind users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-util/valgrind-3.4.0'