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Bug 435694 (CVE-2012-4425) - <net-misc/spice-gtk-0.14: privilege escalation and code exec vulnerability (CVE-2012-4425)
Summary: <net-misc/spice-gtk-0.14: privilege escalation and code exec vulnerability (C...
Alias: CVE-2012-4425
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B4 [glsa]
Depends on: 444224
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Reported: 2012-09-20 23:05 UTC by GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot
Modified: 2014-06-26 23:37 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2012-09-20 23:05:23 UTC
CVE-2012-4425 (
  libgio, when used in setuid or other privileged programs in spice-gtk and
  possibly other products, allows local users to gain privileges and execute
  arbitrary code via the DBUS_SYSTEM_BUS_ADDRESS environment variable.  NOTE:
  it could be argued that this is a vulnerability in the applications that do
  not cleanse environment variables, not in libgio itself.

Looks like a patch may be available at:
Comment 1 Doug Goldstein (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-10-04 18:08:28 UTC
Rough look at the issue appears that it exists before the 0.14 release. Not sure how long it exists before that.
Comment 2 Sean Amoss (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2012-11-26 12:30:56 UTC
GLSA vote: yes.
Comment 3 Stefan Behte (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2012-12-16 21:53:49 UTC
Vote: yes. GLSA request filed.
Comment 4 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2014-06-26 23:37:32 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201406-29 at
by GLSA coordinator Chris Reffett (creffett).