VIPS: Privilege Escalation — GLSA 201401-29

A vulnerability in VIPS could result in privilege escalation.

Affected Packages

media-libs/vips on all architectures
Affected versions < 7.22.4
Unaffected versions >= 7.22.4

Background

VIPS is a free image processing system.

Description

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.

Impact

A local attacker could gain escalated privileges via a specially crafted shared library.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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.

References

Release Date
January 26, 2014

Latest Revision
January 26, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local

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