A vulnerability in VIPS could result in privilege escalation.
|Package||media-libs/vips on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 7.22.4|
|Unaffected versions||>= 7.22.4|
VIPS is a free image processing system.
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.
All 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.
January 26, 2014
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