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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2012:0311
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2012:0311.

The ibutils packages provide InfiniBand network and path diagnostics.

It was found that the ibmssh executable 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 ibmssh in
an attacker-controlled directory could run arbitrary code with the
privileges of the victim. (CVE-2008-3277)

This update also fixes the following bug:

* Under certain circumstances, the ibdiagnet -r command could suffer from
memory corruption and terminate with a double free or corruption message
and a backtrace. With this update, the correct memory management function
is used to prevent the corruption. (BZ#711779)

All users of ibutils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct 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

Risk factor : Low

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-3277
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:0311
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