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From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py@g.o>
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Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 200904-06 ] Eye of GNOME: Untrusted search path
Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2009 21:56:12
Message-Id: 49DA7A82.3060503@gentoo.org
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200904-06
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Eye of GNOME: Untrusted search path
      Date: April 06, 2009
      Bugs: #257002
        ID: 200904-06

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Synopsis
========

An untrusted search path vulnerability in the Eye of GNOME might result
in the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

The Eye of GNOME is the official image viewer for the GNOME Desktop
environment.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package        /   Vulnerable   /                      Unaffected
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  1  media-gfx/eog      < 2.22.3-r3                       >= 2.22.3-r3

Description
===========

James Vega reported an untrusted search path vulnerability in the
GObject Python interpreter wrapper in the Eye of GNOME, a vulnerabiliy
related to CVE-2008-5983.

Impact
======

A local attacker could entice a user to run the Eye of GNOME from a
directory containing a specially crafted python module, resulting in
the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
the application.

Workaround
==========

Do not run "eog" from untrusted working directories.

Resolution
==========

All Eye of GNOME users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/eog-2.22.3-r3"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-5983
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5983
  [ 2 ] CVE-2008-5987
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5987

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200904-06.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@g.o or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2009 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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