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[GLSA-200510-03] Uim: Privilege escalation vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Uim: Privilege escalation vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-03
(Uim: Privilege escalation vulnerability)


Masanari Yamamoto discovered that Uim uses environment variables
incorrectly. This bug causes a privilege escalation if setuid/setgid
applications are linked to libuim. This bug 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 rights.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://lists.freedesktop.org/pipermail/uim/2005-September/001346.html


Solution:
All Uim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-i18n/uim-0.4.9.1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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