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uim -- privilege escalation vulnerability


The uim developers reports:

Masanari Yamamoto discovered that incorrect use of environment variables in uim. This bug causes privilege escalation if setuid/setgid applications was linked to libuim.

This bug appears in 'immodule for Qt' enabled Qt. (Normal Qt is also safe.) In some distribution, mlterm is also an setuid/setgid application.



portaudit: uim -- privilege escalation vulnerability

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