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Mandriva: [ MDVSA-2009:048 ] epiphany 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 Epiphany working directory (CVE-2008-5985). This update provides fix for that vulnerability.
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDVSA-2009:048
 http://www.mandriva.com/security/
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Package : epiphany
 Date    : February 20, 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 Epiphany working directory
 (CVE-2008-5985).
 
 This update provides fix for that vulnerability.
 _______________________________________________________________________

 References:

 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5985
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Updated Packages:

 Mandriva Linux 2008.1:
 39b5f6f845204481caf4a2b47c5d0a68  2008.1/i586/epiphany-2.22.0-4.7mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 92fdad57cb91f6cf722d1e31165d0edf  2008.1/i586/epiphany-devel-2.22.0-4.7mdv2008.1.i586.rpm 
 24434a32b8340959ac3a071094d064b7  2008.1/SRPMS/epiphany-2.22.0-4.7mdv2008.1.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2008.1/X86_64:
 b35d75332c54653e6dc2ec41c84a4424  2008.1/x86_64/epiphany-2.22.0-4.7mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 889d95c23ef5afde6eae1ccd98e2433b  2008.1/x86_64/epiphany-devel-2.22.0-4.7mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm 
 24434a32b8340959ac3a071094d064b7  2008.1/SRPMS/epiphany-2.22.0-4.7mdv2008.1.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2009.0:
 bd178708efd25e7d367742bda02cf9fc  2009.0/i586/epiphany-2.24.0.1-3.4mdv2009.0.i586.rpm
 a5c5a31a18d8dbd30ba8be79969ec7d0  2009.0/i586/epiphany-devel-2.24.0.1-3.4mdv2009.0.i586.rpm 
 1fcdd0b2282f173a9bba98a703a9a547  2009.0/SRPMS/epiphany-2.24.0.1-3.4mdv2009.0.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2009.0/X86_64:
 59f02a533a103c731df648787045ba82  2009.0/x86_64/epiphany-2.24.0.1-3.4mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm
 04e340d36770c77b9ced0592194b6ac0  2009.0/x86_64/epiphany-devel-2.24.0.1-3.4mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm 
 1fcdd0b2282f173a9bba98a703a9a547  2009.0/SRPMS/epiphany-2.24.0.1-3.4mdv2009.0.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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