VIPS: Privilege Escalation
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 201401-29 / vips
||January 26, 2014
||January 26, 2014: 1
All supported architectures
A vulnerability in VIPS could result in privilege escalation.
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
There is no known workaround at this time.
All VIPS users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# 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.