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Secunia Security Advisory 41754

Secunia Security Advisory 41754
Posted Oct 15, 2010
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A security issue has been reported in Gnome Subtitles, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

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Secunia Security Advisory 41754

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Windows Applications Insecure Library Loading

The Official, Verified Secunia List:
http://secunia.com/advisories/windows_insecure_library_loading/

The list is continuously updated as we confirm the vulnerability reports so check back regularly too see if any of your apps are affected.


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TITLE:
Gnome Subtitles LD_LIBRARY_PATH Security Issue

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA41754

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/41754/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=41754

RELEASE DATE:
2010-10-16

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/41754/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/41754/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
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* Report Reliability
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* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
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https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=41754

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A security issue has been reported in Gnome Subtitles, which can be
exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The security issue is caused due to the gnome-subtitles script
insecurely setting the environment variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH. This can
be exploited to execute arbitrary code e.g. by tricking a user into
running the script in a directory containing a malicious library.

The security issue is reported in version 1.0.

SOLUTION:
Run gnome-subtitles in trusted directories only.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Raphael Geissert

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=598289

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

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About:
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vulnerabilities.

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Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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