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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2008-5983: gedit: Untrusted search path

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2008-5983: gedit: Untrusted search path

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
01/27/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
06/15/2020

Description

Untrusted search path vulnerability in the PySys_SetArgv API function in Python 2.6 and earlier, and possibly later versions, prepends an empty string to sys.path when the argv[0] argument does not contain a path separator, which might allow local users to execute arbitrary code via a Trojan horse Python file in the current working directory.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-app-editors-gedit
  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-media-gfx-eog

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