Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : gedit (MDVSA-2009:039)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37994
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 gedit working directory (CVE-2009-0314).
This update provides fix for that vulnerability.
SolutionUpdate the affected gedit and / or gedit-devel packages.