Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : xchat (MDVSA-2009:059-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38048


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 X-Chat working directory (CVE-2009-0315).

This update provides fix for that vulnerability.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38048

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-059.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2015/03/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xchat, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xchat-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xchat-perl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xchat-python, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xchat-tcl, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0315

BID: 33444

MDVSA: 2009:059-1