GLSA-201401-27 : GNU TeXmacs: Privilege escalation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72129


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201401-27 (GNU TeXmacs: Privilege escalation)

The texmacs and tm_mupad_help scripts in TeXmacs place 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.


All GNU TeXmacs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/texmacs-' NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since April 02, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72129

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201401-27.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/01/27

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:texmacs, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/01/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3394

BID: 44360

OSVDB: 68810

GLSA: 201401-27