GLSA-200904-03 : Gnumeric: Untrusted search path

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200904-03
(Gnumeric: Untrusted search path)

James Vega reported an untrusted search path vulnerability in the
GObject Python interpreter wrapper in Gnumeric.

Impact :

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

Workaround :

Do not run 'gnumeric' from untrusted working directories.

See also :

Solution :

All Gnumeric users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/gnumeric-1.8.4-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36086 (gentoo_GLSA-200904-03.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 33438

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0318

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