Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python-jinja2 (MDVSA-2014:096)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated python-jinja2 packages fix security vulnerability :

Jinja2, a template engine written in pure python, was found to use
/tmp as a default directory for
jinja2.bccache.FileSystemBytecodeCache, which is insecure because the
/tmp directory is world-writable and the filenames used like
'FileSystemBytecodeCache' are often predictable. A malicious user
could exploit this bug to execute arbitrary code as another user
(CVE-2014-1402).

See also :

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0028.html

Solution :

Update the affected python-jinja2 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74074 ()

Bugtraq ID: 64759

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1402

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