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The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

When using the LD_PRELOAD environmental variable in SUID or SGID applications, glibc does not verify that preloaded libraries in /etc/ are also SUID/SGID, which could allow a local user to overwrite arbitrary files by loading a library from /lib or /usr/lib.

Find out more about CVE-2001-0169 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Linux 6.2 RHSA-2001:002 2001-01-15
Red Hat Linux 6.1 RHSA-2001:002 2001-01-15
Red Hat Linux 6.0 RHSA-2001:002 2001-01-15

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