Package : lv
Vulnerability : privilege escalation
Problem-Type : local
CVE Id : CAN-2003-0188
Leonard Stiles discovered that lv, a multilingual file viewer, would
read options from a configuration file in the current directory.
Because such a file could be placed there by a malicious user, and lv
configuration options can be used to execute commands, this
represented a security vulnerability. An attacker could gain the
privileges of the user invoking lv, including root.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the old stable distribution (potato) this problem has been fixed
in version 4.49.3-4potato2.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem is fixed in version
We recommend that you update your lv package.
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:
will update the internal database
will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.