GNU Libtool creates insecure temporary directory

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


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.


File Manipulation


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.


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


Feb 03, 2004

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