GLSA-200903-16 : Epiphany: Untrusted search path

medium Nessus Plugin ID 35814
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200903-16

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35814

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200903-16.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Published: 3/10/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Vector: 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: 3/9/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5985

GLSA: 200903-16