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[ GLSA 200904-06 ] Eye of GNOME: Untrusted search path
From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py () gentoo org>
Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2009 23:56:18 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200904-06
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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
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  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
==========

  [ 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?
=========

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 () gentoo org 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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