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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35561


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


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)

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Update the affected gedit package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35561

File Name: fedora_2009-1189.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/02/01

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:gedit, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:9

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/29

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0314

FEDORA: 2009-1189