RHEL 5 : ibutils (RHSA-2012:0311)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58065


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated ibutils packages that fix one security issue and one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The ibutils packages provide InfiniBand network and path diagnostics.

It was found that the ibmssh executable had an insecure relative RPATH (runtime library search path) set in the ELF (Executable and Linking Format) header. A local user able to convince another user to run ibmssh in an attacker-controlled directory could run arbitrary code with the privileges of the victim. (CVE-2008-3277)

This update also fixes the following bug :

* Under certain circumstances, the 'ibdiagnet -r' command could suffer from memory corruption and terminate with a 'double free or corruption' message and a backtrace. With this update, the correct memory management function is used to prevent the corruption.

All users of ibutils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58065

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2012-0311.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/02/21

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ibutils, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ibutils-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ibutils-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ibutils-libs, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3277

OSVDB: 79436

RHSA: 2012:0311