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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2003 1:39 pm    Post subject: [gentoo-security] GLSA: lv (200305-07) Reply with quote

Daniel Ahlberg wrote:
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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200305-07
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PACKAGE : lv
SUMMARY : arbitrary command execution
DATE : 2003-05-19 07:10 UTC
EXPLOIT : local
VERSIONS AFFECTED : <lv-4.49.5
FIXED VERSION : >=lv-4.49.5
CVE : CAN-2003-0188

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Previous versions of lv read the file .lv in the current directory.
Becuse this file could be created by other users and could contain
malicious commands to execute upon viewing certain files this is
considered a potential local root exploit.

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
app-text/lv upgrade to lv-4.49.5 as follows

emerge sync
emerge lv
emerge clean

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aliz@gentoo.org - GnuPG key is available at http://cvs.gentoo.org/~aliz
nakano@gentoo.org
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