Johnny Mast has reported a vulnerability in LibAST, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.
The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the "conf_find_file()" function in conf.c. This can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow and allows arbitrary code execution via an overly long filename.
Successful exploitation requires that the library is linked with a setuid or setgid application.
The vulnerability has been reported in versions prior to 0.7.
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