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|Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:22 am Post subject: [ GLSA 201401-27 ] GNU TeXmacs: Privilege escalation
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: GNU TeXmacs: Privilege escalation (GLSA 201401-27)
Date: January 26, 2014
A vulnerability in GNU TeXmacs could result in privilege
GNU TeXmacs is a free WYSIWYG editing platform with special features for
Vulnerable: < 18.104.22.168-r1
Unaffected: >= 22.214.171.124-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
The texmacs and tm_mupad_help scripts in TeXmacs place 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
A local attacker could gain escalated privileges via a specially crafted
There is no known workaround at this time.
All GNU TeXmacs users should upgrade to the latest version:
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/texmacs-126.96.36.199-r1"
available since April 02, 2011. It is likely that your system is already
no longer affected by this issue.