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

High Nessus Plugin ID 21395


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


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.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21395

File Name: freebsd_pkg_1e606080329311daac91020039488e34.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/09/28