GLSA 200510-03 Uim: Privilege escalation vulnerability
Posted on: 10/04/2005 12:22 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Uim: Privilege escalation vulnerability. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200510-03
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Uim: Privilege escalation vulnerability
Date: October 04, 2005
Bugs: #107748
ID: 200510-03

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Synopsis
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Under certain conditions, applications linked against Uim suffer from a
privilege escalation vulnerability.

Background
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Uim is a multilingual input method library which provides secure and
useful input method for all languages.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-i18n/uim lt; 0.4.9.1 gt;= 0.4.9.1

Description
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Masanari Yamamoto discovered that Uim uses environment variables
incorrectly. This bug causes a privilege escalation if setuid/setgid
applications are linked to libuim. This bug only affects
immodule-enabled Qt (if you build Qt 3.3.2 or later versions with
USE="immqt" or USE="immqt-bc").

Impact
======

A malicious local user could exploit this vulnerability to execute
arbitrary code with escalated privileges.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Uim users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-i18n/uim-0.4.9.1"

References
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[ 1 ] Original advisory
http://lists.freedesktop.org/pipermail/uim/2005-September/001346.html

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200510-03.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0



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