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Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 08:43:53 -0500
From: Steve Grubb <>
To: Tomas Hoger <>
Subject: Re: ldd can execute an app unexpectedly

On Tuesday, March 08, 2011 04:14:39 am Tomas Hoger wrote:
> > Besides telling everyone don't do that. ldd could take the PoV that
> > it should only call runtime linkers in trusted directories like /sbin
> > or /usr/sbin.
> Upstream does not seem to consider this to be an issue:

The DISA STIG now recommends that ldd be disabled, that pretty much means deleted, on 
any Linux OS that is not patched to protect against it:

  <Rule id="SV-28909r1_rule" severity="medium">
            <title>The 'ldd' command must be disabled unless it protects against the 
execution of untrusted files.</title>


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