Upstream information

CVE-2008-4865 at MITRE


Untrusted search path vulnerability in valgrind before 3.4.0 allows local users to execute arbitrary programs via a Trojan horse .valgrindrc file in the current working directory, as demonstrated using a malicious --db-command options. NOTE: the severity of this issue has been disputed, but CVE is including this issue because execution of a program from an untrusted directory is a common scenario.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.2
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 445013 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11 SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP4
  • valgrind >= 3.8.1-0.5.1
  • valgrind-devel >= 3.8.1-0.5.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP4 GA valgrind-3.8.1-0.5.1
openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • valgrind >= 3.17.0-2.3
  • valgrind-32bit >= 3.17.0-2.3
  • valgrind-devel >= 3.17.0-2.3
openSUSE Tumbleweed GA valgrind-3.17.0-2.3

SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Fri Jun 28 06:34:27 2013
CVE page last modified: Sun Jul 2 00:21:48 2023