GLSA-201401-29 : VIPS: Privilege Escalation

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201401-29
(VIPS: Privilege Escalation)

VIPS places a zero-length directory name in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH, which
might result in the current working directory (.) to be included when
searching for dynamically linked libraries.

Impact :

A local attacker could gain escalated privileges via a specially crafted
shared library.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201401-29.xml

Solution :

All VIPS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/vips-7.22.4'
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since November 23, 2010. It is likely that your system is
already no longer affected by this issue.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72138 ()

Bugtraq ID: 44344

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3364