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Mandriva: [ MDVSA-2009:046 ] 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-2009:046
 http://www.mandriva.com/security/
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Package : dia
 Date    : February 20, 2009
 Affected: Corporate 3.0
 _______________________________________________________________________

 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:

 Corporate 3.0:
 46638030e4a286f1e074cc2229c552cb  corporate/3.0/i586/dia-0.92.2-2.4.C30mdk.i586.rpm 
 2f1847fc986675bf19c29d949ce24bfe  corporate/3.0/SRPMS/dia-0.92.2-2.4.C30mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate 3.0/X86_64:
 1137d4acde3d7f806c1f22bc0990db1c  corporate/3.0/x86_64/dia-0.92.2-2.4.C30mdk.x86_64.rpm 
 2f1847fc986675bf19c29d949ce24bfe  corporate/3.0/SRPMS/dia-0.92.2-2.4.C30mdk.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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