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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
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: N/A
NVD score not yet provided.

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

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
NVD-CWE-Other Other NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:/a:valgrind:valgrind:1.9.6
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 cpe:/a:valgrind:valgrind:2.0.0
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 cpe:/a:valgrind:valgrind:2.1.0
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 cpe:/a:valgrind:valgrind:2.1.1
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 cpe:/a:valgrind:valgrind:2.2.0
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 cpe:/a:valgrind:valgrind:2.4.1
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 cpe:/a:valgrind:valgrind:2.4.1::powerpc
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 cpe:/a:valgrind:valgrind:3.0.0
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 cpe:/a:valgrind:valgrind:3.0.1
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 cpe:/a:valgrind:valgrind:3.1.0
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 cpe:/a:valgrind:valgrind:3.1.1
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 cpe:/a:valgrind:valgrind:3.2.0
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 cpe:/a:valgrind:valgrind:3.2.1
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 cpe:/a:valgrind:valgrind:3.2.2
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 cpe:/a:valgrind:valgrind:3.2.3
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 cpe:/a:valgrind:valgrind:3.3.0
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 cpe:/a:valgrind:valgrind:3.3.0:rc1
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 cpe:/a:valgrind:valgrind:3.3.0:rc2
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 cpe:/a:valgrind:valgrind:3.3.0:rc3
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 cpe:/a:valgrind:valgrind:3.3.1
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 cpe:/a:valgrind:valgrind:3.3.1:rc1
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 cpe:/a:valgrind:valgrind::rc1
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Up to (including)
3.4.0


Change History

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Quick Info

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