Public Date:
2011-A-0108, 2011-A-0147
667974: CVE-2011-0536 glibc: CVE-2010-3847 fix causes linker to search CWD when running privileged program with $ORIGIN in R*PATH

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple untrusted search path vulnerabilities in elf/dl-object.c in certain modified versions of the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6), including glibc-2.5-49.el5_5.6 and glibc-2.12-1.7.el6_0.3 in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, allow local users to gain privileges via a crafted dynamic shared object (DSO) in a subdirectory of the current working directory during execution of a (1) setuid or (2) setgid program that has $ORIGIN in (a) RPATH or (b) RUNPATH within the program itself or a referenced library. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2010-3847.

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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 6 (glibc) RHSA-2011:0413 2011-04-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (glibc) RHSA-2011:0412 2011-04-04

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 glibc Not affected
Last Modified

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