Descriptionfestival_server in Centre for Speech Technology Research (CSTR) Festival, probably 2.0.95-beta and earlier, places a zero-length directory name in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH, which allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse shared library in the current working directory.
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NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
festival (PTS)stretch1:2.4~release-3fixed
bullseye, sid1:2.5.0-4fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
festivalsource(unstable)(not affected)


- festival <not-affected> (From Lenny onwards we don't include the server component)

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