GLSA-200903-41 : gedit: Untrusted search path
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36055
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200903-41 (gedit: Untrusted search path)
James Vega reported that gedit uses the current working directory when searching for python modules, a vulnerability related to CVE-2008-5983.
A local attacker could entice a user to open gedit from a specially crafted environment, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
Do not run gedit from untrusted working directories.
SolutionAll gedit 2.22.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-editors/gedit-2.22.3-r1' All gedit 2.24.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-editors/gedit-2.24.3'