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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2009-063

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2009-063
Posted Mar 3, 2009
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2009-063 - 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 eog working directory. This update provides fix for that vulnerability.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, local, python
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2008-5987
SHA-256 | 7d5f8348c8180cb57da5367b9337064c16fd1fb59a680802ba899adff5f47f96

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2009-063

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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDVSA-2009:063
http://www.mandriva.com/security/
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Package : eog
Date : March 2, 2009
Affected: 2008.1, 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 eog working directory
(CVE-2008-5987).

This update provides fix for that vulnerability.
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References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5987
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Updated Packages:

Mandriva Linux 2008.1:
3a5307da4e704d80ffae6cc0417cf1e8 2008.1/i586/eog-2.22.0-2.1mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
d7e8fe6d4313f5f8dd74bdb3bafdd4e6 2008.1/i586/eog-devel-2.22.0-2.1mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
e93aee8a13e874aad2729d8f0a9dae86 2008.1/SRPMS/eog-2.22.0-2.1mdv2008.1.src.rpm

Mandriva Linux 2008.1/X86_64:
d1e9d29e243845bb4def4538ed4b2024 2008.1/x86_64/eog-2.22.0-2.1mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
25a7459f468c84a16ee922776f0faa4f 2008.1/x86_64/eog-devel-2.22.0-2.1mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
e93aee8a13e874aad2729d8f0a9dae86 2008.1/SRPMS/eog-2.22.0-2.1mdv2008.1.src.rpm

Mandriva Linux 2009.0:
f31223e6de4f8983881dfcf285dd9edd 2009.0/i586/eog-2.24.0-1.1mdv2009.0.i586.rpm
083c380961411066f65caf0fd386ba49 2009.0/i586/eog-devel-2.24.0-1.1mdv2009.0.i586.rpm
fd4ecc84ee25b93328b6a3092f6a3a40 2009.0/SRPMS/eog-2.24.0-1.1mdv2009.0.src.rpm

Mandriva Linux 2009.0/X86_64:
f4ba54784ea91f0f74af8bc5c87d338c 2009.0/x86_64/eog-2.24.0-1.1mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm
7a2ae7d440ac69276360b627c09114a4 2009.0/x86_64/eog-devel-2.24.0-1.1mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm
fd4ecc84ee25b93328b6a3092f6a3a40 2009.0/SRPMS/eog-2.24.0-1.1mdv2009.0.src.rpm
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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
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Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
<security*mandriva.com>
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