Debian DSA-1958-1 : libtool - privilege escalation

medium Nessus Plugin ID 44823



The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It 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.


Upgrade 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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44823

File Name: debian_DSA-1958.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/24/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtool, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/29/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3736

BID: 37128

DSA: 1958