Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : dia (MDVSA-2009:040)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Python has a variable called sys.path that contains all paths where
Python loads modules by using import scripting procedure. A wrong
handling of that variable enables local attackers to execute arbitrary
code via Python scripting in the current dia working directory

This update provides fix for that vulnerability.

Solution :

Update the affected dia package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37600 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-040.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 33448

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5984

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