Mandriva: [ MDVSA-2009:048-1 ] epiphany
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.
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 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                       MDVSA-2009:048-1
 http://www.mandriva.com/security/
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 Package : epiphany
 Date    : February 20, 2009
 Affected: 2009.0
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 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.

 Update:

 The previous update package was not built against the correct (latest)
 libxulrunner-1.9.0.6 library (fixes #48163)
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 References:

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

 Mandriva Linux 2009.0:
 592e5f24082af7e6a1f2b3b9db20b3da  2009.0/i586/epiphany-2.24.0.1-3.5mdv2009.0.i586.rpm
 d04751e441f59f1c9ebf56bf6c00cf4c  2009.0/i586/epiphany-devel-2.24.0.1-3.5mdv2009.0.i586.rpm 
 64a55129a1bc9601f61be815d7a0e195  2009.0/SRPMS/epiphany-2.24.0.1-3.5mdv2009.0.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2009.0/X86_64:
 6ebde74ae17d0881072cd4395f94e065  2009.0/x86_64/epiphany-2.24.0.1-3.5mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm
 7b490af03372504852264d2eb0f151e3  2009.0/x86_64/epiphany-devel-2.24.0.1-3.5mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm 
 64a55129a1bc9601f61be815d7a0e195  2009.0/SRPMS/epiphany-2.24.0.1-3.5mdv2009.0.src.rpm
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 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team