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643306: CVE-2010-3847 glibc: insecure handling of $ORIGIN in LD_AUDIT for setuid/setgid programs

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

elf/dl-load.c in in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) through 2.11.2, and 2.12.x through 2.12.1, does not properly handle a value of $ORIGIN for the LD_AUDIT environment variable, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted dynamic shared object (DSO) located in an arbitrary directory.

Find out more about CVE-2010-3847 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 7.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (glibc) RHSA-2010:0787 2010-10-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (glibc) RHSA-2010:0872 2010-11-10


Red Hat would like to thank Tavis Ormandy for reporting this issue.
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