A SUSE specific patch to the GNU linker 'ld' removes redundant RPATH and RUNPATH components when linking binaries.
Due to a bug in this routine ld occasionally left empty RPATH components. When running a binary with empty RPATH components the dynamic linker tries to load shared libraries from the current directory.
By tricking users into running an affected application in a directory that contains a specially crafted shared library an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user id of the victim.
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