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From: Robert Buchholz <rbu@g.o>
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Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 200904-03 ] Gnumeric: Untrusted search path
Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2009 14:01:03
Message-Id: 200904031548.34764.rbu@gentoo.org
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200904-03
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Gnumeric: Untrusted search path
      Date: April 03, 2009
      Bugs: #257012
        ID: 200904-03

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Synopsis
========

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

Background
==========

The Gnumeric spreadsheet is a versatile application developed as part
of the GNOME Office project.

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

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     Package              /  Vulnerable  /                  Unaffected
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  1  app-office/gnumeric     < 1.8.4-r1                    >= 1.8.4-r1

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

James Vega reported an untrusted search path vulnerability in the
GObject Python interpreter wrapper in Gnumeric.

Impact
======

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

Workaround
==========

Do not run "gnumeric" from untrusted working directories.

Resolution
==========

All Gnumeric users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/gnumeric-1.8.4-r1"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2009-0318
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0318

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200904-03.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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