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Insecure LD_LIBRARY_PATH usage in shell scripts

1. Impact

The start script and other shell scripts expand the LD_LIBRARY_PATH in a way that the current directory might be searched for libraries before /lib and /usr/lib, which can have security implications.

2. Affected releases

Note: 2 is not impacted by this issue. Earlier versions of are no longer supported and will not be evaluated regarding this issue.

3. Symptoms

There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate this issue has occurred.

4. Relief/Workaround

To workaround the described issue, make sure that LD_LIBRARY_PATH is not empty before running soffice or other shell scripts.

5. Resolution

This issue is addressed in the following release: 3.3

6. Comments acknowledges with thanks, Dmitri Gribenko.

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