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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0497

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0497.

SBLIM stands for Standards-Based Linux Instrumentation for Manageability.
It consists of a set of standards-based, Web-Based Enterprise Management
(WBEM) modules that use the Common Information Model (CIM) standard to
gather and provide systems management information, events, and methods to
local or networked consumers via a CIM object services broker using the
CMPI (Common Manageability Programming Interface) standard. This package
provides a set of core providers and development tools for systems
management applications.

It was discovered that certain sblim libraries had an RPATH (runtime
library search path) set in the ELF (Executable and Linking Format) header.
This RPATH pointed to a sub-directory of a world-writable, temporary
directory. A local user could create a file with the same name as a library
required by sblim (such as and place it in the directory defined
in the RPATH. This file could then execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running an application that used sblim (eg
tog-pegasus). (CVE-2008-1951)

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated sblim packages, which resolve
this issue.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-1951
BugTraq ID: 29913
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2008:0497
XForce ISS Database: redhat-sblim-privilege-escalation(43315)
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