CVE-2009-3736

NameCVE-2009-3736
Descriptionltdl.c in libltdl in GNU Libtool 1.5.x, and 2.2.6 before 2.2.6b, as used in Ham Radio Control Libraries, Q, and possibly other products, attempts to open a .la file in the current working directory, which allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1958-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs559797, 559800, 559801, 559803, 559806, 559808, 559809, 559811, 559813, 559814, 559815, 559816, 559818, 559819, 559821, 559822, 559823, 559824, 559825, 559826, 559827, 559828, 559829, 559831, 559832, 559833, 559834, 559835, 559836, 559837, 559840, 559843, 559844, 559845, 702436

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
bochs (PTS)jessie2.6-2fixed
stretch2.6-5fixed
buster, sid2.6.9+dfsg-1fixed
clamav (PTS)jessie0.100.0+dfsg-0+deb8u1fixed
stretch0.100.0+dfsg-0+deb9u2fixed
buster, sid0.100.1+dfsg-1fixed
collectd (PTS)jessie (security), jessie5.4.1-6+deb8u1fixed
stretch5.7.1-1.1fixed
buster5.8.0-5.1fixed
sid5.8.0-5.2fixed
ggobi (PTS)jessie2.1.11-1fixed
buster, sid, stretch2.1.11-2fixed
gnash (PTS)stretch0.8.11~git20160608-1.3fixed
gnu-smalltalk (PTS)jessie3.2.4-2.1fixed
stretch3.2.5-1fixed
sid3.2.5-1.1fixed
graphicsmagick (PTS)jessie1.3.20-3+deb8u2fixed
jessie (security)1.3.20-3+deb8u4fixed
stretch1.3.25-8fixed
buster, sid1.3.30-1fixed
graphviz (PTS)jessie2.38.0-7fixed
stretch2.38.0-17fixed
buster, sid2.40.1-3fixed
hamlib (PTS)jessie1.2.15.3-2fixed
stretch3.0.1-1fixed
buster, sid3.1-8fixed
heartbeat (PTS)jessie1:3.0.5+hg12629-1.2fixed
stretch1:3.0.6-5fixed
buster, sid1:3.0.6-8fixed
hercules (PTS)jessie3.07-2.3fixed
stretch3.12-1fixed
buster, sid3.13-1fixed
hypre (PTS)jessie2.8.0b-2fixed
stretch2.11.1-3fixed
buster, sid2.14.0-2fixed
imagemagick (PTS)jessie8:6.8.9.9-5+deb8u12fixed
jessie (security)8:6.8.9.9-5+deb8u13fixed
stretch8:6.9.7.4+dfsg-11+deb9u3fixed
stretch (security)8:6.9.7.4+dfsg-11+deb9u5fixed
buster, sid8:6.9.10.8+dfsg-1fixed
jags (PTS)jessie3.4.0-1fixed
stretch4.2.0-2fixed
buster, sid4.3.0-2fixed
lam (PTS)buster, sid, jessie, stretch7.1.4-3.1fixed
libextractor (PTS)jessie1:1.3-2+deb8u1fixed
stretch1:1.3-4+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid1:1.6-2fixed
libmcrypt (PTS)buster, sid, jessie, stretch2.5.8-3.3fixed
libprelude (PTS)jessie1.0.0-11.4fixed
stretch1.0.0-11.9fixed
buster, sid4.1.0-4fixed
libtool (PTS)jessie2.4.2-1.11fixed
stretch2.4.6-2fixed
buster, sid2.4.6-2.1fixed
mp4h (PTS)jessie1.3.1-9fixed
stretch1.3.1-16fixed
buster, sid1.3.1-17fixed
openmpi (PTS)jessie1.6.5-9.1+deb8u1fixed
stretch2.0.2-2fixed
buster3.1.1.real-4fixed
sid3.1.1.real-6fixed
parser (PTS)jessie3.4.3-4fixed
stretch3.4.4-1fixed
buster, sid3.4.5-4fixed
parser-mysql (PTS)jessie10.6-2fixed
stretch10.7-2fixed
buster, sid10.7-3fixed
pdsh (PTS)buster, sid, jessie, stretch2.31-3fixed
pinball (PTS)jessie0.3.1-13.2fixed
stretch0.3.1-13.6fixed
buster, sid0.3.1-14fixed
proftpd-dfsg (PTS)jessie1.3.5-1.1+deb8u2fixed
jessie (security)1.3.5-1.1+deb8u1fixed
stretch1.3.5b-4fixed
buster, sid1.3.6-2fixed
redland (PTS)jessie1.0.17-1fixed
buster, sid, stretch1.0.17-1.1fixed
sdcc (PTS)jessie3.4.0+dfsg-2fixed
stretch3.5.0+dfsg-2fixed
buster, sid3.7.0+dfsg2-0.1fixed
siproxd (PTS)jessie1:0.8.1-4fixed
buster, sid, stretch1:0.8.1-4.1fixed
synfig (PTS)jessie0.64.2-1fixed
stretch1.0.2-1fixed
buster, sid1.2.1-0.1fixed
xmlsec1 (PTS)jessie1.2.20-2fixed
stretch1.2.23-0.1fixed
buster, sid1.2.26-3fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
artssource(unstable)(not affected)
babelsource(unstable)1.4.0.dfsg-5low559843
bochssource(unstable)(not affected)
camservsource(unstable)(unfixed)low559800
clamavsource(unstable)0.95+dfsg-1low559832
collectdsource(unstable)4.8.2-1low559801
cvsntsource(unstable)2.5.04.3236-1.2low559803
ggobisource(unstable)2.1.9~20091212-1low559806
gnashsource(unstable)0.8.7-2low559808
gnu-smalltalksource(unstable)3.1-2low559809
graphicsmagicksource(unstable)1.3.5-6low559811
graphvizsource(unstable)2.26.3-14low702436
graphvizsourcesqueeze2.26.3-5+squeeze1medium
guile-1.6source(unstable)1.6.8-7low559813
hamlibsource(unstable)1.2.10-1low559814
hamlibsourcelenny1.2.7.1-1+lenny1medium
heartbeatsource(unstable)2.1.4-7unimportant559845
herculessource(unstable)3.06-1.2low559815
hypresource(unstable)2.4.0b-5low559834
imagemagicksource(unstable)6:6.2.3.1-1low559833
jagssource(unstable)1.0.4-1low559816
kdelibssource(unstable)(not affected)
lamsource(unstable)7.1.2-1.6low559835
libannodexsource(unstable)(unfixed)low559818
libextractorsource(unstable)0.5.23+dfsg-4low559819
libmcryptsource(unstable)(not affected)
libpreludesource(unstable)0.9.14-2low559844
libtoolsource(unstable)2.2.6b-1low559797
libtoolsourceetch1.5.22-4+etch1mediumDSA-1958-1
libtoolsourcelenny1.5.26-4+lenny1mediumDSA-1958-1
libtunepimpsource(unstable)0.5.3-7.3low559821
mp4hsource(unstable)1.3.1-4.1low559822
naimsource(unstable)(unfixed)low559823
openmpisource(unstable)1.3.3-4low559836
parsersource(unstable)3.4.0-2unimportant559837
parser-mysqlsource(unstable)10.3-2unimportant559824
pdshsource(unstable)(not affected)
pinballsource(unstable)0.3.1-11low559825
proftpd-dfsgsource(unstable)(not affected)
redlandsource(unstable)1.0.10-1low559826
redlandsourceetch(not affected)
redlandsourcelenny(not affected)
sdccsource(unstable)2.9.0-5low559840
siproxdsource(unstable)1:0.8.1-1low559827
skisource(unstable)(unfixed)low559828
synfigsource(unstable)0.62.00-1low559829
xmlsec1source(unstable)1.2.14-1unimportant559831

Notes

- arts <not-affected> (Uses absolute path to the sound backend)
- bochs <not-affected> (additional hardening in this package prevents this type of attack; bug #559799)
requested camserv removal
[lenny] - camserv <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[etch] - camserv <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[lenny] - collectd <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[etch] - collectd <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[etch] - cvsnt <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[lenny] - cvsnt <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[etch] - ggobi <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[lenny] - ggobi <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[lenny] - gnash <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[lenny] - gnu-smalltalk <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[etch] - gnu-smalltalk <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[lenny] - graphicsmagick <no-dsa> (Minor issue, can be fixed along with later updates)
[etch] - graphicsmagick <no-dsa> (Minor issue, can be fixed along with later updates)
[etch] - guile-1.6 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[lenny] - guile-1.6 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[etch] - hamlib <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[lenny] - hercules <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[etch] - hercules <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
- kdelibs <not-affected> (dl_open open loads from fixed paths)
[lenny] - libannodex <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[etch] - libannodex <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[etch] - libextractor <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[lenny] - libextractor <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
- libmcrypt <not-affected> (not included in any of the binary packages; bug #559820)
[lenny] - libtunepimp <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[etch] - libtunepimp <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[etch] - mp4h <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[lenny] - mp4h <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[lenny] - naim <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[etch] - naim <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[lenny] - pinball <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[etch] - pinball <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[etch] - redland <not-affected> (Versions prior to 1.0.9 don't use libtool/libltdl)
[lenny] - redland <not-affected> (Versions prior to 1.0.9 don't use libtool/libltdl)
[lenny] - siproxd <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[etch] - siproxd <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[lenny] - synfig <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
Embedded code copy isn't used
[lenny] - clamav <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[etch] - clamav <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[lenny] - imagemagick <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[etch] - imagemagick <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[etch] - hypre <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[lenny] - hypre <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[lenny] - lam <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[etch] - lam <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[lenny] - openmpi <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[etch] - openmpi <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
users with write access can modify configuration to load new extensions, see #559837
- pdsh <not-affected> (Only loads from /usr/lib/pdsh, which is controlled by root)
[lenny] - sdcc <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[etch] - sdcc <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
- proftpd-dfsg <not-affected> (Only loads from /usr/lib/proftpd)
[lenny] - babel <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[etch] - libprelude <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
the dlopened path is always below /usr/lib/heartbeat, which isn't under control of an attacker
From Squeeze onwards the system copy of ltdl is used, use the current version from Squeeze,
might've been fixed earlier

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