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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.67162
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2010:0181
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2010:0181.

brltty (Braille TTY) is a background process (daemon) which provides access
to the Linux console (when in text mode) for a blind person using a
refreshable braille display. It drives the braille display, and provides
complete screen review functionality.

It was discovered that a brltty library had an insecure relative RPATH
(runtime library search path) set in the ELF (Executable and Linking
Format) header. A local user able to convince another user to run an
application using brltty in an attacker-controlled directory, could run
arbitrary code with the privileges of the victim. (CVE-2008-3279)

Solution:
All brltty users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
resolve these issues.

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

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0181.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#low

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:
6.9

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-3279
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11399
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0181.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/39231
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0755
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