GLSA-200904-03 : Gnumeric: Untrusted search path

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36086


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200904-03 (Gnumeric: Untrusted search path)

James Vega reported an untrusted search path vulnerability in the GObject Python interpreter wrapper in Gnumeric.
Impact :

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

Do not run 'gnumeric' from untrusted working directories.


All Gnumeric users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/gnumeric-1.8.4-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36086

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200904-03.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/06

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:gnumeric, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/04/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0318

BID: 33438

OSVDB: 53000

GLSA: 200904-03