GLSA-200903-16 : Epiphany: Untrusted search path

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35814


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200903-16 (Epiphany: Untrusted search path)

James Vega reported an untrusted search path vulnerability in the Python interface.
Impact :

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

Do not run 'epiphany' from untrusted working directories.


All Epiphany users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/epiphany-2.22.3-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35814

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200903-16.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/03/10

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:epiphany, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5985

OSVDB: 53373

GLSA: 200903-16