February 17, 2001

Security update to glibc

Author: JT Smith

Posted at LWN.net: "A problem with the library could allow access to write or overwrite
restricted files.
Upon execution of SUID and SGID applications, the library allows a user
to preload libraries in the environment variable LD_PRELOAD providing
the variable does not contain forward slashes. A special check is also
performed to ensure the library being preloaded is SUID."


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