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Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2011 11:03:45 -0500 (EST)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Cc: coley <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: glibc CVE-2010-3847 fix regression

Please use CVE-2011-0536.



----- Original Message -----
> Hi!
> It seems this does not have any CVE assigned yet...
> The original patch for CVE-2010-3847, as used by multiple vendors,
> introduced a bug in the way $ORIGIN is (not-)expanded when used in ELF
> R*PATH. This could allow a local user to escalate privileges via
> privileged program using a library with $ORIGIN in R*PATH (such as
> certain glibc iconv modules).
> There are at least Debian and Ubuntu advisories addressing this issue:
> Note that privileged programs that themselves have $ORIGIN in R*PATH
> could have been abused before and are not addressed in the above
> advisories. It's unclear if any distro provides any privileged program
> with such R*PATH though.
> --
> Tomas Hoger / Red Hat Security Response Team

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