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[GLSA-200502-31] uim: Privilege escalation vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
uim: Privilege escalation vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-31
(uim: Privilege escalation vulnerability)
Takumi Asaki discovered that uim insufficiently checks environment
variables. setuid/setgid applications linked against libuim could end
up executing arbitrary code. This vulnerability only affects
immodule-enabled Qt (if you build Qt 3.3.2 or later versions with
USE="immqt" or USE="immqt-bc").
A malicious local user could exploit this vulnerability to execute
arbitrary code with escalated rights.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All uim users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-i18n/uim-0.4.5.1"
Threat Level: Medium
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