Multiple Linux vendor imwheel Vulnerability

A vulnerability exists in the 'imwheel' package for Linux. This package is known to be vulnerable to a buffer overrun in its handling of the HOME environment variable. By supplying a sufficiently long string containing machine executable code, the imwheel program can be caused to run arbitrary commands as root. This is due to a setuid root perl script named 'imwheel-solo' which invokes the imwheel program with effective UID 0.


 

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