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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:58 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200502-31 ] uim: Privilege escalation vulnerability Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: uim: Privilege escalation vulnerability (GLSA 200502-31)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: February 28, 2005
Bug(s): #82678
ID: 200502-31

Synopsis

Under certain conditions, applications linked against uim suffer from a privilege escalation vulnerability.

Background

uim is a simple, secure and flexible input method library.

Affected Packages

Package: app-i18n/uim
Vulnerable: < 0.4.5.1
Unaffected: >= 0.4.5.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Takumi Asaki discovered that uim insufficiently checks environment variables. setuid/setgid applications linked against libuim could end up executing arbitrary code. This vulnerability only affects immodule-enabled Qt (if you build Qt 3.3.2 or later versions with USE="immqt" or USE="immqt-bc").

Impact

A malicious local user could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with escalated privileges.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All uim users should upgrade to the latest available version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-i18n/uim-0.4.5.1"


References

CAN-2005-0503
uim announcement


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