GNU Libtool creates insecure temporary directory

libtool-insecure-temp-directory (15017) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

GNU Libtool creates insecure temporary files, which could allow a local attacker to launch a symlink attack. When packages using Libtool are compiled, a temporary directory is created without properly checking for an already existing directory of the same name. A local attacker can exploit this vulnerability to obtain elevated privileges on the system.


Consequences:

File Manipulation

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of libtool (1.5.2 or later), available from the libtool Web site. See References.

For Conectiva Linux:
Upgrade to the latest libtool package, as listed below. Refer to Conectiva Linux Security Announcement CLSA-2004:811 for more information. See References.

Conectiva Linux 8: 1.4.2-4U80_2cl or later
Conectiva Linux 9: 1.4.3-21152U90_1cl or later

For OpenPKG:
Upgrade to the latest libtool package, as listed below. Refer to OpenPKG Security Advisory OpenPKG-SA-2004.004 for more information. See References.

OpenPKG 1.3: 1.5-1.3.1 or later
OpenPKG CURRENT: 1.5.2-20040308 or later
OpenPKG 2.0: 1.5.2-2.0.1 or later

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Conectiva Linux 8.0
  • Conectiva Linux 9.0
  • GNU Libtool 1.0
  • GNU Libtool 1.1
  • GNU Libtool 1.2
  • GNU Libtool 1.3
  • GNU Libtool 1.3.2
  • GNU Libtool 1.3.3
  • GNU Libtool 1.3.4
  • GNU Libtool 1.3.5
  • GNU Libtool 1.4
  • GNU Libtool 1.4.1
  • GNU Libtool 1.4.2
  • GNU Libtool 1.4.3
  • GNU Libtool 1.5
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG 1.3
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG 2.0
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG CURRENT

Reported:

Feb 03, 2004

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