CVE-2008-5985

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Description

Untrusted search path vulnerability in the Python interface in Epiphany 2.22.3, and possibly other versions, allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a Trojan horse Python file in the current working directory, related to a vulnerability in the PySys_SetArgv function (CVE-2008-5983).

References

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=504363

http://secunia.com/advisories/34187

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

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:048

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/01/26/2

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33441

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=481548

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2009-01-28

Updated: 2009-03-19

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.4

Severity: MEDIUM

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:a:gnome:epiphany:2.22.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Tenable Plugins

View all (4 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
51524RHEL 5 : python (RHSA-2011:0027)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
36606Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : epiphany (MDVSA-2009:048-2)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
medium
35910FreeBSD : epiphany -- untrusted search path vulnerability (e848a92f-0e7d-11de-92de-000bcdc1757a)NessusFreeBSD Local Security Checks
medium
35814GLSA-200903-16 : Epiphany: Untrusted search pathNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
medium