Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : epiphany (MDVSA-2009:048-2)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 36606
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Synopsis

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Python has a variable called sys.path that contains all paths where Python loads modules by using import scripting procedure. A wrong handling of that variable enables local attackers to execute arbitrary code via Python scripting in the current Epiphany working directory (CVE-2008-5985).

This update provides fix for that vulnerability.

Update :

The previous update package was not built against the correct (latest) libxulrunner-1.9.0.6 library (fixes #48163)

Solution

Update the affected epiphany and / or epiphany-devel packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36606

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-048.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Published: 4/23/2009

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:mandriva:linux:epiphany, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:epiphany-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2/25/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5985

MDVSA: 2009:048-2