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VMSA-2011-0012: ESXi and ESX update to third party component glibc (CVE-2011-1658)

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VMSA-2011-0012: ESXi and ESX update to third party component glibc (CVE-2011-1658)

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
04/08/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/20/2011
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

ld.so in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.13 and earlier expands the $ORIGIN dynamic string token when RPATH is composed entirely of this token, which might allow local users to gain privileges by creating a hard link in an arbitrary directory to a (1) setuid or (2) setgid program with this RPATH value, and then executing the program with a crafted value for the LD_PRELOAD environment variable, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-3847 and CVE-2011-0536. NOTE: it is not expected that any standard operating-system distribution would ship an applicable setuid or setgid program.

Solution(s)

  • vmware-esx40-upgrade-480973
  • vmware-esx41-upgrade-502767
  • vmware-esxi40-upgrade-480973
  • vmware-esxi41-upgrade-502767
  • vmware-esxi50-upgrade-515841

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