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
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)buster2.6.9+dfsg-3fixed
bullseye2.6.11+dfsg-4fixed
bookworm, sid2.7+dfsg-3fixed
clamav (PTS)buster0.103.5+dfsg-0+deb10u1fixed
bullseye0.103.5+dfsg-0+deb11u1fixed
bookworm, sid0.103.6+dfsg-1fixed
collectd (PTS)buster5.8.1-1.3fixed
bullseye5.12.0-7fixed
bookworm, sid5.12.0-9fixed
ggobi (PTS)bookworm, sid, buster, bullseye2.1.11-2fixed
gnu-smalltalk (PTS)sid, bullseye3.2.5-1.3fixed
graphicsmagick (PTS)buster1.4+really1.3.35-1~deb10u2fixed
buster (security)1.4+really1.3.35-1~deb10u1fixed
bullseye1.4+really1.3.36+hg16481-2fixed
bookworm, sid1.4+really1.3.38-1fixed
graphviz (PTS)buster, buster (security)2.40.1-6+deb10u1fixed
bullseye2.42.2-5fixed
bookworm, sid2.42.2-7fixed
hamlib (PTS)buster3.3-5fixed
bullseye4.0-7fixed
bookworm, sid4.3.1-1fixed
heartbeat (PTS)buster1:3.0.6-9fixed
bullseye1:3.0.6-11+deb11u1fixed
bookworm, sid1:3.0.6-13fixed
hercules (PTS)buster3.13-1fixed
bookworm, sid, bullseye3.13-7fixed
hypre (PTS)buster2.15.1-5fixed
bullseye2.18.2-1fixed
bookworm, sid2.23.0-3fixed
imagemagick (PTS)buster, buster (security)8:6.9.10.23+dfsg-2.1+deb10u1fixed
bookworm, sid, bullseye8:6.9.11.60+dfsg-1.3fixed
jags (PTS)buster4.3.0-2fixed
bullseye4.3.0-3fixed
bookworm, sid4.3.1-1fixed
lam (PTS)buster7.1.4-6fixed
bullseye7.1.4-6.1fixed
bookworm, sid7.1.4-7fixed
libextractor (PTS)buster1:1.8-2+deb10u1fixed
bullseye1:1.11-2fixed
bookworm, sid1:1.11-6fixed
libmcrypt (PTS)buster, bullseye2.5.8-3.4fixed
bookworm, sid2.5.8-7fixed
libprelude (PTS)buster4.1.0-4.2fixed
bullseye5.2.0-3fixed
bookworm, sid5.2.0-5fixed
libtool (PTS)buster2.4.6-9fixed
bullseye2.4.6-15fixed
bookworm, sid2.4.7-4fixed
mp4h (PTS)bookworm, sid, buster, bullseye1.3.1-17fixed
openmpi (PTS)buster3.1.3-11fixed
bullseye4.1.0-10fixed
bookworm, sid4.1.4-1fixed
parser (PTS)buster3.4.5-4fixed
bullseye3.4.6-2fixed
bookworm, sid3.4.6-3fixed
parser-mysql (PTS)buster10.7-4fixed
bookworm, sid, bullseye10.8-3fixed
pdsh (PTS)bookworm, sid, buster, bullseye2.31-3fixed
pinball (PTS)buster0.3.1-14.1fixed
bookworm, sid, bullseye0.3.20201218-4fixed
proftpd-dfsg (PTS)buster1.3.6-4+deb10u6fixed
buster (security)1.3.6-4+deb10u4fixed
bullseye1.3.7a+dfsg-12+deb11u2fixed
bookworm, sid1.3.7d+dfsg-2fixed
redland (PTS)buster, bullseye1.0.17-1.1fixed
bookworm, sid1.0.17-1.2fixed
sdcc (PTS)buster3.8.0+dfsg-2fixed
bookworm, sid, bullseye4.0.0+dfsg-2fixed
siproxd (PTS)buster1:0.8.1-4.1fixed
synfig (PTS)buster1.2.2-1fixed
bullseye1.4.0+dfsg-2fixed
bookworm1.5.1+dfsg-2fixed
sid1.5.1+dfsg-3fixed
xmlsec1 (PTS)buster1.2.27-2fixed
bullseye1.2.31-1fixed
bookworm, sid1.2.34-2fixed

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
gnashunknown(unstable)0.8.7-2low559808
gnu-smalltalksource(unstable)3.1-2low559809
graphicsmagicksource(unstable)1.3.5-6low559811
graphvizsourcesqueeze2.26.3-5+squeeze1
graphvizsource(unstable)2.26.3-14low702436
guile-1.6source(unstable)1.6.8-7low559813
hamlibsourcelenny1.2.7.1-1+lenny1
hamlibsource(unstable)1.2.10-1low559814
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
libtoolsourceetch1.5.22-4+etch1DSA-1958-1
libtoolsourcelenny1.5.26-4+lenny1DSA-1958-1
libtoolsource(unstable)2.2.6b-1low559797
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)
redlandsourceetch(not affected)
redlandsourcelenny(not affected)
redlandsource(unstable)1.0.10-1low559826
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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