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, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/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)bullseye2.6.11+dfsg-4fixed
bookworm2.7+dfsg-4fixed
sid, trixie2.8+dfsg-1fixed
clamav (PTS)bullseye0.103.10+dfsg-0+deb11u1fixed
bookworm1.0.5+dfsg-1~deb12u1fixed
sid, trixie1.3.1+dfsg-4fixed
collectd (PTS)bullseye5.12.0-7fixed
bookworm5.12.0-14fixed
sid5.12.0-18.1fixed
ggobi (PTS)sid, trixie, bookworm, bullseye2.1.11-2fixed
gnu-smalltalk (PTS)bullseye3.2.5-1.3fixed
graphicsmagick (PTS)bullseye (security), bullseye1.4+really1.3.36+hg16481-2+deb11u1fixed
bookworm1.4+really1.3.40-4fixed
sid, trixie1.4+really1.3.43-1fixed
graphviz (PTS)bullseye2.42.2-5fixed
bookworm2.42.2-7fixed
sid, trixie2.42.4-1fixed
hamlib (PTS)bullseye4.0-7fixed
bookworm4.5.4-1fixed
sid, trixie4.5.5-4fixed
heartbeat (PTS)bullseye1:3.0.6-11+deb11u1fixed
bookworm1:3.0.6-13fixed
sid, trixie1:3.0.6-14.2fixed
hercules (PTS)bookworm, bullseye3.13-7fixed
sid, trixie3.13-8fixed
hypre (PTS)bullseye2.18.2-1fixed
bookworm2.26.0-3fixed
sid, trixie2.29.0-2fixed
imagemagick (PTS)bullseye (security), bullseye8:6.9.11.60+dfsg-1.3+deb11u3fixed
bookworm, bookworm (security)8:6.9.11.60+dfsg-1.6+deb12u1fixed
sid, trixie8:6.9.13.12+dfsg1-1fixed
jags (PTS)bullseye4.3.0-3fixed
bookworm4.3.1-1fixed
sid, trixie4.3.2-1fixed
lam (PTS)bullseye7.1.4-6.1fixed
bookworm7.1.4-7fixed
sid, trixie7.1.4-7.2fixed
libextractor (PTS)bullseye1:1.11-2fixed
bookworm1:1.11-7fixed
sid, trixie1:1.13-4fixed
libmcrypt (PTS)bullseye2.5.8-3.4fixed
sid, trixie, bookworm2.5.8-7fixed
libprelude (PTS)bullseye5.2.0-3+deb11u1fixed
bookworm5.2.0-5fixed
sid, trixie5.2.0-5.5fixed
libtool (PTS)bullseye2.4.6-15fixed
bookworm2.4.7-7~deb12u1fixed
sid, trixie2.4.7-7fixed
mp4h (PTS)bookworm, bullseye1.3.1-17fixed
sid, trixie1.3.1-17.1fixed
openmpi (PTS)bullseye4.1.0-10fixed
bookworm4.1.4-3fixed
sid, trixie4.1.6-13.3fixed
parser (PTS)bullseye3.4.6-2fixed
bookworm3.4.6-3fixed
sid, trixie3.4.6-5fixed
parser-mysql (PTS)sid, trixie, bookworm, bullseye10.8-3fixed
pdsh (PTS)bullseye2.31-3fixed
bookworm2.34-0.2fixed
sid, trixie2.34-3fixed
pinball (PTS)bookworm, bullseye0.3.20201218-4fixed
sid, trixie0.3.20230219-1fixed
proftpd-dfsg (PTS)bullseye1.3.7a+dfsg-12+deb11u2fixed
bookworm1.3.8+dfsg-4+deb12u3fixed
sid, trixie1.3.8.b+dfsg-2fixed
redland (PTS)bullseye1.0.17-1.1fixed
bookworm1.0.17-3fixed
sid, trixie1.0.17-4fixed
sdcc (PTS)bullseye4.0.0+dfsg-2fixed
bookworm4.2.0+dfsg-1fixed
sid, trixie4.4.0+dfsg-2fixed
synfig (PTS)bullseye1.4.0+dfsg-2fixed
sid, bookworm1.5.1+dfsg-3fixed
xmlsec1 (PTS)bullseye1.2.31-1fixed
bookworm1.2.37-2fixed
sid, trixie1.2.39-5fixed

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
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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