GLSA-200903-16 : Epiphany: Untrusted 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-200903-16
(Epiphany: Untrusted search path)

James Vega reported an untrusted search path vulnerability in the
Python interface.

Impact :

A local attacker could entice a user to run Epiphany from a directory
containing a specially crafted python module, resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
Epiphany.

Workaround :

Do not run 'epiphany' from untrusted working directories.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200903-16.xml

Solution :

All Epiphany users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/epiphany-2.22.3-r2'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35814 (gentoo_GLSA-200903-16.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5985