FreeBSD : uim -- privilege escalation vulnerability (fb03b1c6-8a8a-11d9-81f7-02023f003c9f)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19183


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


The uim developers reports :

Takumi ASAKI discovered that uim always trusts environment variables.
But this is not correct behavior, sometimes environment variables shouldn't be trusted. This bug causes privilege escalation when libuim is linked against setuid/setgid application. Since GTK+ prohibits setuid/setgid applications, the bug appears only in 'immodule for Qt' enabled Qt. (Normal Qt is also safe.)


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19183

File Name: freebsd_pkg_fb03b1c68a8a11d981f702023f003c9f.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ja-uim, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/03/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/02/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0503

BID: 12604

Secunia: 13981