A weakness has been reported in SLiM, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.
The weakness is caused due to SLiM's default configuration defining "./" as part of the "default_path" setting, which can lead to users inheriting a potentially insecure PATH environment variable after logging in via SLiM.
The weakness is reported in versions prior to 1.3.2.
Solution: Update to version 1.3.2. Manually verify your SLiM configuration.
Provided and/or discovered by: Niels Heinen
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