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Bug#598301: qtparted: CVE-2010-3375: insecure library loading

Package: qtparted
Version: 0.4.5-7
Severity: grave
Tags: security
User: team@security.debian.org
Usertags: ldpath


During a review of the Debian archive, I've found your package to
contain a script that can be abused by an attacker to execute arbitrary

The vulnerability is introduced by an insecure change to
LD_LIBRARY_PATH, and environment variable used by ld.so(8) to look for
libraries on a directory other than the standard paths.

Vulnerable code follows:

/usr/sbin/run_qtparted line 47:

When there's an empty item on the colon-separated list of
LD_LIBRARY_PATH, ld.so treats it as '.' (i.e. CWD/$PWD.)
If the given script is executed from a directory where a potential,
local, attacker can write files to, there's a chance to exploit this

This vulnerability has been assigned the CVE id CVE-2010-3375. Please make sure
you mention it when forwarding this report to upstream and when fixing
this bug (everywhere: upstream and here at Debian.)

[0] http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-3375
[1] http://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2010-3375

Raphael Geissert

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