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Debian Security Advisory - glibc

The version of GNU libc that was distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 suffered from 2 security problems:

* It was possible to use LD_PRELOAD to load libraries that are listed in /etc/ld.so.cache, even for suid programs. This could be used to create (and overwrite) files which a user should not be allowed to.

* by using LD_PROFILE suid programs would write data to a file to /var/tmp, which was not done safely. Again, this could be used to create (and overwrite) files which a user should not have access to.

  • Vendor: Debian
  • Vendor ID:
  • Date: March 10, 2001


Both problems have been fixed in version 2.1.3-17 and we recommend that you upgrade your glibc packages immediately.



Please note that a side-effect of this upgrade is that ldd will no longer
work on suid programs, unless you logged in as root.



wget url

will fetch the file for you

dpkg -i file.deb

will install the referenced file.



- All URLs are in the whole advisory, so download it.

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