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[ GLSA 200904-06 ] Eye of GNOME: Untrusted search path

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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200904-06 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://security.gentoo.org/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Severity: Normal Title: Eye of GNOME: Untrusted search path Date: April 06, 2009 Bugs: #257002 ID: 200904-06 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Synopsis ======== An untrusted search path vulnerability in the Eye of GNOME might result in the execution of arbitrary code. Background ========== The Eye of GNOME is the official image viewer for the GNOME Desktop environment. Affected packages ================= ------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 media-gfx/eog < 2.22.3-r3 >= 2.22.3-r3 Description =========== James Vega reported an untrusted search path vulnerability in the GObject Python interpreter wrapper in the Eye of GNOME, a vulnerabiliy related to CVE-2008-5983. Impact ====== A local attacker could entice a user to run the Eye of GNOME from a directory containing a specially crafted python module, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. Workaround ========== Do not run "eog" from untrusted working directories. Resolution ========== All Eye of GNOME users should upgrade to the latest version: # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/eog-2.22.3-r3" References ========== [ 1 ] CVE-2008-5983 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5983 [ 2 ] CVE-2008-5987 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5987 Availability ============ This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200904-06.xml Concerns? ========= Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org. License ======= Copyright 2009 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s). The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5


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