The gcc and gcc4 packages include, among others, C, C++, and Java GNU compilers and related support libraries. libgcj contains a copy of GNU Libtool's libltdl library.
A flaw was found in the way GNU Libtool's libltdl library looked for libraries to load. It was possible for libltdl to load a malicious library from the current working directory. In certain configurations, if a local attacker is able to trick a local user into running a Java application (which uses a function to load native libraries, such as System.loadLibrary) from within an attacker-controlled directory containing a malicious library or module, the attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the Java application. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-3736 to this issue.
More information about these vulnerabilities can be found in the security advisory issued by RedHat Linux:
|Product:||Affected Version(s):||Risk Level:||Actions:|
|Avaya Intuity AUDIX LX||All||Low||This advisory will not be addressed by Intuity AUDIX LX as no further releases are planned.|
|Avaya Messaging Storage Server||4.x, 5.x including up to 5.2.1||Low||Upgrade to MSS 5.2.2 or later.|
|Avaya Message Networking||3.1, 5.x including up to 5.2.1||Low||Upgrade to MN 5.2.2 or later.|
|Avaya Meeting Exchange||5.x||Low||Upgrade to MX 6.2 or later.|
|Avaya Proactive Contact||4.0, 4.1||Low||Upgrade to PC 4.2 or later.|
|Avaya Aura™ Application Enablement Services||3.1.x||Low||AES 3.x.x is no longer supported and no further releases are planned.
Upgrade to 4.2.3 or 5.2 or later.
|Avaya Aura™ System Platform||1.1||Low||Upgrade to SP 6.0 or later.|
|Avaya Aura™ System Manager||5.2, 6.0||Low||Upgrade to SMGR 6.0 SP1 or later.|
Recommended Actions for System Products:
Avaya strongly recommends that customers follow networking and security best practices by implementing firewalls, ACLs, physical security or other appropriate access restrictions. Though Avaya believes such restrictions should always be in place; risk to Avaya's product and the surrounding network from this potential vulnerability may be mitigated by ensuring these practices are implemented until such time as a product update is available or the recommended action is applied. Further restrictions as deemed necessary based on the customer's security policies may be required during this interim period.
Avaya software-only products operate on general-purpose operating systems. Occasionally vulnerabilities may be discovered in the underlying operating system or applications that come with the operating system. These vulnerabilities often do not impact the software-only product directly but may threaten the integrity of the underlying platform.
In the case of this advisory Avaya software-only products are not affected by the vulnerability directly but the underlying Linux platform may be. Customers should determine on which Linux operating system the product was installed and then follow that vendor's guidance.
|Avaya Aura™ Application Enablement Services 4.x/5.x||Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the AES application.|
|CVLAN||Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the CVLAN application.|
|Avaya Integrated Management Suite (IMS)||Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the IMS application.|
|Avaya Aura™ System Manager 1.0||Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the SMGR application.|
|Voice Portal||Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the Voice Portal application.|
Recommended Actions for Software-Only Products:
In the event that the affected package is installed, Avaya recommends that customers follow recommended actions supplied by RedHat Linux.
Additional information may also be available via the Avaya support website and through your Avaya account representative. Please contact your Avaya product support representative, or dial 1-800-242-2121, with any questions.
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V 1.0 - February 19, 2010 - Initial Statement issued.
V 2.0 - October 15, 2010 - Changed MSS, MN, SP, PC and SMGR affected versions and actions.
V 3.0 - March 21, 2013 - Changed MX actions and advisory status to final.
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