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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      Last Modified:  10/31/2008      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4865
Original release date:
10/31/2008
Last revised:
03/30/2009
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.2 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
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 Type Source Name
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-01/msg00004.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:002
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200902-03.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200902-03
http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_name=200901032045.17604.jseward%40acm.org&forum_name=valgrind-announce External Source MLIST [valgrind-announce] 20090103 Valgrind-3.4.0 is available
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/27/4 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20081027 Re: CVE request: lynx (old) .mailcap handling flaw
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/28/5 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20081028 Re: CVE request: lynx (old) .mailcap handling flaw
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/29/5 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20081029 Re: CVE request: lynx (old) .mailcap handling flaw
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/29/9 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20081029 Re: CVE request: lynx (old) .mailcap handling flaw

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