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RHSA-2003:167: lv security update

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RHSA-2003:167: lv security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
06/09/2003
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated lv packages that fix the possibility of local privilege escalation are now available.

Lv is a powerful file viewer similar to less. It can decode and encode multilingual streams through many coding systems, such as ISO-8859, ISO-2022, EUC, SJIS Big5, HZ, and Unicode. A bug has been found in versions of lv that read a .lv file in the current working directory. Any user who subsequently runs lv in that directory and uses the v (edit) command can be forced to execute an arbitrary program. Users are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain a version of lv that is patched to read the .lv configuration file only in the user's home directory.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-lv

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