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GLSA-200903-41 : gedit: Untrusted search path

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The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200903-41 (gedit: Untrusted search path) James Vega reported that gedit uses the current working directory when searching for python modules, a vulnerability related to CVE-2008-5983. Impact : A local attacker could entice a user to open gedit from a specially crafted environment, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. Workaround : Do not run gedit from untrusted working directories.


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