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<glsa id="200502-31">
<title>uim: Privilege escalation vulnerability</title>
<synopsis>
Under certain conditions, applications linked against uim suffer from a
privilege escalation vulnerability.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">uim</product>
<announced>February 28, 2005</announced>
<revised>February 28, 2005: 01</revised>
<bug>82678</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-i18n/uim" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.4.5.1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.4.5.1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
uim is a simple, secure and flexible input method library.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
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").
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A malicious local user could exploit this vulnerability to execute
arbitrary code with escalated privileges.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All uim users should upgrade to the latest available version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-i18n/uim-0.4.5.1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0503">CAN-2005-0503</uri>
<uri link="http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/uim/2005-February/000996.html">uim announcement</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 25 Feb 2005 09:53:35 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sun, 27 Feb 2005 12:40:49 +0000">
DerCorny
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 28 Feb 2005 08:59:25 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
</glsa>