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Mandriva: [ MDVSA-2009:040 ] dia 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 dia working directory (CVE-2008-5984). This update provides fix for that vulnerability.
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDVSA-2009:040
 http://www.mandriva.com/security/
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Package : dia
 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 dia working directory
 (CVE-2008-5984).
 
 This update provides fix for that vulnerability.
 _______________________________________________________________________

 References:

 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5984
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Updated Packages:

 Mandriva Linux 2008.1:
 307728790d5ed938afc2cdc971430828  2008.1/i586/dia-0.96.1-3.1mdv2008.1.i586.rpm 
 9d83cd4ed0a42cf5e32a68482f72faee  2008.1/SRPMS/dia-0.96.1-3.1mdv2008.1.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2008.1/X86_64:
 16307a8d776d714e38c926419bdc655c  2008.1/x86_64/dia-0.96.1-3.1mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm 
 9d83cd4ed0a42cf5e32a68482f72faee  2008.1/SRPMS/dia-0.96.1-3.1mdv2008.1.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2009.0:
 060d069bb0196938f93e2e08bf802b85  2009.0/i586/dia-0.96.1-4.1mdv2009.0.i586.rpm 
 0be95063e54104fe001d1d560c77baf0  2009.0/SRPMS/dia-0.96.1-4.1mdv2009.0.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2009.0/X86_64:
 ca9a9cf5a8b3726661a62f93a2a3f227  2009.0/x86_64/dia-0.96.1-4.1mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm 
 0be95063e54104fe001d1d560c77baf0  2009.0/SRPMS/dia-0.96.1-4.1mdv2009.0.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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