GLSA-200505-14 : Cheetah: Untrusted module search path

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-14
(Cheetah: Untrusted module search path)

Brian Bird discovered that Cheetah searches for modules in the
world-writable /tmp directory.

Impact :

A malicious local user could place a module containing arbitrary code
in /tmp, which when imported would run with escalated privileges.

Workaround :

There are no known workarounds at this time.

See also :

http://secunia.com/advisories/15386/
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200505-14.xml

Solution :

All Cheetah users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-python/cheetah-0.9.17_rc1'

Risk factor :

Medium

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18338 (gentoo_GLSA-200505-14.nasl)

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