Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : dia (MDVSA-2009:040)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37600
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
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 dia working directory (CVE-2008-5984).
This update provides fix for that vulnerability.
SolutionUpdate the affected dia package.