Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : gedit (MDVSA-2009:039)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

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 gedit working directory

This update provides fix for that vulnerability.

Solution :

Update the affected gedit and / or gedit-devel packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37994 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-039.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0314

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