FreeBSD : epiphany -- untrusted search path vulnerability (e848a92f-0e7d-11de-92de-000bcdc1757a)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 35910


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


CVE Mitre reports :

Untrusted search path vulnerability in the Python interface in Epiphany 2.22.3, and possibly other versions, allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a Trojan horse Python file in the current working directory, related to a vulnerability in the PySys_SetArgv function (CVE-2008-5983).


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35910

File Name: freebsd_pkg_e848a92f0e7d11de92de000bcdc1757a.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 3/12/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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:freebsd:freebsd:epiphany, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 3/11/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/26/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5983, CVE-2008-5985