Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : eog (MDVSA-2009:063)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37235


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


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 eog working directory (CVE-2008-5987).

This update provides fix for that vulnerability.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37235

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-063.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:eog, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:eog-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5987

MDVSA: 2009:063