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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2009-046

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2009-046
Posted Dec 9, 2009
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2009-046 - 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. This update provides fix for that vulnerability. Packages for 2008.0 are being provided due to extended support for Corporate products.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, local, python
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2008-5984
SHA-256 | 7a499212820bfd2f5ff05357dc117f21dde34ad5d234838f8d93e6296c7017bf

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2009-046

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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDVSA-2009:046-1
http://www.mandriva.com/security/
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Package : dia
Date : December 8, 2009
Affected: 2008.0
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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 dia working directory
(CVE-2008-5984).

This update provides fix for that vulnerability.

Update:

Packages for 2008.0 are being provided due to extended support for
Corporate products.
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References:

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

Mandriva Linux 2008.0:
03f01a390f5e72db3a8d00734c0e491e 2008.0/i586/dia-0.96.1-2.1mdv2008.0.i586.rpm
43d069d118fc1a55bac471fd7a986534 2008.0/SRPMS/dia-0.96.1-2.1mdv2008.0.src.rpm

Mandriva Linux 2008.0/X86_64:
b1855ca49f2a0952c10c676ff29e17ac 2008.0/x86_64/dia-0.96.1-2.1mdv2008.0.x86_64.rpm
43d069d118fc1a55bac471fd7a986534 2008.0/SRPMS/dia-0.96.1-2.1mdv2008.0.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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