Scientific Linux Security Update : gcc and gcc4 on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60722


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


CVE-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 libraries to load. It was possible for libltdl to load a malicious library from the current working directory. In certain configurations, if a local attacker is able to trick a local user into running a Java application (which uses a function to load native libraries, such as System.loadLibrary) from within an attacker-controlled directory containing a malicious library or module, the attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the Java application. (CVE-2009-3736)

All running Java applications using libgcj must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60722

File Name: sl_20100113_gcc_and_gcc4_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2013/03/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3736