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CVE-2008-4865 Detail

Current Description

Untrusted search path vulnerability in valgrind before 3.4.0 allows local users to execute arbitrary programs via a Trojan horse .valgrindrc file in the current working directory, as demonstrated using a malicious --db-command options. NOTE: the severity of this issue has been disputed, but CVE is including this issue because execution of a program from an untrusted directory is a common scenario.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  10/31/2008
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Insufficient_Info
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (02/05/2009)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-4865 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-01/msg00004.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200902-03.xml
http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_name=200901032045.17604.jseward%40acm.org&forum_name=valgrind-announce
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/27/4
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/28/5
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/29/5
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/29/9

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4865
NVD Published Date:
10/31/2008
NVD Last Modified:
03/30/2009