Fedora 9 : gedit-2.22.3-3.fc9 (2009-1189)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

Untrusted search path vulnerability in gedit's Python module allows
local users to execute arbitrary code via a Trojan horse Python file
in the current working directory, related to an erroneous setting of
sys.path by the PySys_SetArgv function. References:
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=569214
http://www.nabble.com/Bug-484305%3A-bicyclerepair%3A-bike.vim-imports-
untrusted- python-files-from-cwd-td18848099.html The latest stable
upstream release of gedit. From the release announcement: New Features
and Fixes ====================== - Backport some bugfixes from the
developement version New and updated translations
============================ - Alexander Shopov (bg) - Priit Laes (et)
- Shankar Prasad (kn)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=569214
http://www.nessus.org/u?3096937f
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=481556
http://www.nessus.org/u?72da0f65

Solution :

Update the affected gedit package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35561 (fedora_2009-1189.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0314

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