Security update for binutils
(Last modified: 24JAN2006)
solutions Security update for binutils SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (43ed32936d1f47c23b6d758b748169d9)
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Due to an error in this routine it occasionaly left empty runpath components, which led to the affected applications searching shared libaries in the current directory.
If a malicious user now supplied a shared library in a directory and tricked another local user into starting an affected application in this directory, this could be used to execute code.
This update fixes the underlying problem in the linker, fixed packages that are affected will be released too.
rpm -Fvh binutils.rpm
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