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Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 01:10:55 +0100
From: Tim Brown <>
Subject: Re: CVE-2012-2248: isc-dhcp, Debian-specific: build path included in PATH

On Wednesday 17 Oct 2012 20:46:55 Michael Gilbert wrote:

> It was uploaded to and affected Debian testing and unstable.  Testing
> has not yet been officially "released", but some people use testing as
> if it were an official release.  Unstable never gets released.

FWIW, I have added a check to unix-privesc-check for privileged binaries that 
have "PATH=" embedded in them and run it over a couple of fairly vanilla 
Debian systems with KDE on it and seen a few other cases of embedded PATHs.  
This yielded a few cases where "privileged" binaries trust 
/usr/local/{bin/sbin} but nothing else untoward. trunk is currently in flux, 
but vendors may wish to incorporate it into their release testing in due 

Tim Brown

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