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Mandriva: [ MDVSA-2009:039 ] gedit Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake Python has a variable called sys.path that contains all paths where Python loads modules by using import scripting procedure. A wrong handling of that variable enables local attackers to execute arbitrary code via Python scripting in the current gedit working directory (CVE-2009-0314). This update provides fix for that vulnerability.
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDVSA-2009:039
 http://www.mandriva.com/security/
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Package : gedit
 Date    : February 16, 2009
 Affected: 2008.1, 2009.0
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Problem Description:

 Python has a variable called sys.path that contains all paths where
 Python loads modules by using import scripting procedure. A wrong
 handling of that variable enables local attackers to execute arbitrary
 code via Python scripting in the current gedit working directory
 (CVE-2009-0314).
 
 This update provides fix for that vulnerability.
 _______________________________________________________________________

 References:

 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0314
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Updated Packages:

 Mandriva Linux 2008.1:
 ddb94747dc541a7d072bb4c543070fd7  2008.1/i586/gedit-2.22.0-1.1mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 578e6f94403e97a89193d7a12145bacd  2008.1/i586/gedit-devel-2.22.0-1.1mdv2008.1.i586.rpm 
 fcc497a78b853aab0a6964ad1edd659f  2008.1/SRPMS/gedit-2.22.0-1.1mdv2008.1.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2008.1/X86_64:
 bf94638effcf8a932691c75b6c457a4f  2008.1/x86_64/gedit-2.22.0-1.1mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 5f04e2a993a47d9438b6707a532a7ddb  2008.1/x86_64/gedit-devel-2.22.0-1.1mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm 
 fcc497a78b853aab0a6964ad1edd659f  2008.1/SRPMS/gedit-2.22.0-1.1mdv2008.1.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2009.0:
 e58b21b75e89b81211b8220523a5dd0d  2009.0/i586/gedit-2.24.0-1.1mdv2009.0.i586.rpm
 757bc407cc43122272d1bacef5ce8a32  2009.0/i586/gedit-devel-2.24.0-1.1mdv2009.0.i586.rpm 
 07970b1c57aa2f6bb22bfc9cb403268b  2009.0/SRPMS/gedit-2.24.0-1.1mdv2009.0.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2009.0/X86_64:
 c23506f8647266e4ebfc390536bc2b39  2009.0/x86_64/gedit-2.24.0-1.1mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm
 2e3c0751171aa613c4a65cd963b0f325  2009.0/x86_64/gedit-devel-2.24.0-1.1mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm 
 07970b1c57aa2f6bb22bfc9cb403268b  2009.0/SRPMS/gedit-2.24.0-1.1mdv2009.0.src.rpm
 _______________________________________________________________________

 To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandriva for security.  You can obtain the
 GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security_(at)_mandriva.com
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
  
 
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