Scientific Linux Security Update : libtool on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60702
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionCVE-2009-3736 libtool: libltdl may load and execute code from a library in the current directory
A flaw was found in the way GNU Libtool's libltdl library looked for modules to load. It was possible for libltdl to load and run modules from an arbitrary library in the current working directory. If a local attacker could trick a local user into running an application (which uses libltdl) from an attacker-controlled directory containing a malicious Libtool control file (.la), the attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2009-3736)
After installing the updated packages, applications using the libltdl library must be restarted for the update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.