Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : eog (MDVSA-2009:063)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37235
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionPython 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected eog and / or eog-devel packages.