Scientific Linux Security Update : gcc and gcc4 on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60722
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 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.