GLSA-201401-29 : VIPS: Privilege Escalation
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72138
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
A local attacker could gain escalated privileges via a specially crafted shared library.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll 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.