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813559: CVE-2012-0883 httpd: insecure handling of LD_LIBRARY_PATH in envvars

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

envvars (aka envvars-std) in the Apache HTTP Server before 2.4.2 places a zero-length directory name in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH, which allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse DSO in the current working directory during execution of apachectl.

Find out more about CVE-2012-0883 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of httpd as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Red Hat JBoss EWS 1:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Low. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 3.7
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.0 RHSA-2012:1594 2012-12-18

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat JBoss EWS 1 httpd Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 httpd Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 httpd Not affected
Red Hat Directory Server 8 httpd Not affected
Red Hat Certificate System 7.3 for 4AS httpd Not affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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