Debian DSA-1958-1 : libtool - privilege escalation
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44823
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionIt was discovered that ltdl, a system-independent dlopen wrapper for GNU libtool, can be tricked to load and run modules from an arbitrary directory, which might be used to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running an application that uses libltdl.
SolutionUpgrade the libtool packages.
For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.5.22-4+etch1.
For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 1.5.26-4+lenny1.