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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2009-038

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2009-038
Posted Dec 9, 2009
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2009-038 - 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 Blender 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-2008-4863
SHA-256 | 9a26844c67c94caa224d0a62392f35e4642f54fb484c6efa85d144cc839b5606

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2009-038

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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDVSA-2009:038-1
http://www.mandriva.com/security/
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Package : blender
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 Blender working directory
(CVE-2008-4863).

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-2008-4863
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Updated Packages:

Mandriva Linux 2008.0:
b60867db33d3245357b4e7d942edb53b 2008.0/i586/blender-2.45-2.2mdv2008.0.i586.rpm
50ddcb1a013b3978e13b430d99e452e7 2008.0/SRPMS/blender-2.45-2.2mdv2008.0.src.rpm

Mandriva Linux 2008.0/X86_64:
753361a5a8ee34c4adaf49cf82974827 2008.0/x86_64/blender-2.45-2.2mdv2008.0.x86_64.rpm
50ddcb1a013b3978e13b430d99e452e7 2008.0/SRPMS/blender-2.45-2.2mdv2008.0.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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