FreeBSD : uim -- privilege escalation vulnerability (1e606080-3293-11da-ac91-020039488e34)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

The uim developers reports :

Masanari Yamamoto discovered that incorrect use of environment
variables in uim. This bug causes privilege escalation if
setuid/setgid applications was linked to libuim.

This bug appears in 'immodule for Qt' enabled Qt. (Normal Qt is also
safe.) In some distribution, mlterm is also an setuid/setgid
application.

See also :

http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/uim/2005-September/001346.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?19f6ba13

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21395 (freebsd_pkg_1e606080329311daac91020039488e34.nasl)

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