SuSE 10 Security Update : valgrind (ZYPP Patch Number 5803)

High Nessus Plugin ID 51763


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


valgrind reads a file .valgrindrc in the current directory. Therefore local users could place such a file a world-writable directory such as /tmp and influence other users' valgrind when it's executed there.


Apply ZYPP patch number 5803.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 51763

File Name: suse_valgrind-5803.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/01/27

Modified: 2014/05/23

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: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2008/11/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4865