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VIPS LD_LIBRARY_PATH Security Issue

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Release Date:  2010-10-26    Views:  1,295

Secunia Advisory SA41997

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A security issue has been reported in VIPS, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

The security issue is caused due to the vips-7.22 script incorrectly setting the environment variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH. This can be exploited to gain escalated privileges e.g. by tricking a user into running the script in a directory containing a malicious library.

The security issue is reported in versions prior to 7.22.3.


Solution:
Update to version 7.22.3.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Raphael Geissert

Original Advisory:
Raphael Geissert:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=598296

VIPS:
http://vips.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/vips/vips7/branches/vips-7.22/ChangeLog?view=markup

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