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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-5064

** DISPUTED ** ldd in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.13 and earlier allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse executable file linked with a modified loader that omits certain LD_TRACE_LOADED_OBJECTS checks. NOTE: the GNU C Library vendor states "This is just nonsense. There are a gazillion other ways to introduce code if people are downloading arbitrary binaries and install them in appropriate directories or set LD_LIBRARY_PATH etc."
Publish Date : 2011-03-30 Last Update Date : 2012-01-18
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID 264

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P 2009-10-26 2009-10-26
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2012-0126 -- glibc security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27927 unix
ELSA-2011-1526 -- glibc security, bug fix, and enhancement update (low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28049 unix
ELSA-2012:0126: glibc security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22910 unix
RHSA-2011:1526 -- glibc security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26787 unix
RHSA-2012:0125: glibc security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20120125 unix
RHSA-2012:0126: glibc security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21365 unix
RHSA-2012:0126: glibc security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20120126 unix
VMware vSphere and vCOps updates to third party libraries oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20289 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2009-5064

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Glibc 1.00 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Glibc 1.01 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU Glibc 1.02 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU Glibc 1.03 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application GNU Glibc 1.04 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GNU Glibc 1.05 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application GNU Glibc 1.06 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application GNU Glibc 1.07 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application GNU Glibc 1.08 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application GNU Glibc 1.09 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application GNU Glibc 1.09.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application GNU Glibc 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application GNU Glibc 2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application GNU Glibc 2.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application GNU Glibc Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application GNU Glibc 2.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application GNU Glibc 2.1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Glibc 23

- References For CVE-2009-5064
MLIST [oss-security] 20110307 Re: CVE Request -- logrotate -- nine issues
MLIST [oss-security] 20110307 Re: CVE Request -- logrotate -- nine issues
REDHAT RHSA-2011:1526
MLIST [oss-security] 20110307 ldd can execute an app unexpectedly
MLIST [oss-security] 20110308 Re: ldd can execute an app unexpectedly
MLIST [oss-security] 20110308 Re: ldd can execute an app unexpectedly
MLIST [oss-security] 20110307 Re: ldd can execute an app unexpectedly
MLIST [oss-security] 20110308 Re: ldd can execute an app unexpectedly
MLIST [oss-security] 20110308 Re: ldd can execute an app unexpectedly

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-5064

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