A vulnerability in GNU TeXmacs could result in privilege escalation.
|Package||app-office/texmacs on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 126.96.36.199-r1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 188.8.131.52-r1|
GNU TeXmacs is a free WYSIWYG editing platform with special features for scientists.
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.
A local attacker could gain escalated privileges via a specially crafted shared library.
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-184.108.40.206-r1"
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.
January 26, 2014
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