GLSA-200904-06 : Eye of GNOME: Untrusted search path

medium Nessus Plugin ID 36094
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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200904-06 (Eye of GNOME: Untrusted search path)

James Vega reported an untrusted search path vulnerability in the GObject Python interpreter wrapper in the Eye of GNOME, a vulnerabiliy related to CVE-2008-5983.
Impact :

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

Do not run 'eog' from untrusted working directories.


All Eye of GNOME users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/eog-2.22.3-r3'

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36094

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200904-06.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Published: 4/7/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

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:gentoo:linux:eog, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/6/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5983, CVE-2008-5987

GLSA: 200904-06