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Epiphany: Untrusted search path



Epiphany: Untrusted search path
Epiphany: Untrusted search path



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200903-16
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Epiphany: Untrusted search path
      Date: March 09, 2009
      Bugs: #257000
        ID: 200903-16

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Synopsis
=======
An untrusted search path vulnerability in Epiphany might result in the
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
=========
Epiphany is a GNOME webbrowser based on the Mozilla rendering engine
Gecko.

Affected packages
================
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package              /   Vulnerable   /                Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  www-client/epiphany      < 2.22.3-r2                 >= 2.22.3-r2

Description
==========
James Vega reported an untrusted search path vulnerability in the
Python interface.

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

Workaround
=========
Do not run "epiphany" from untrusted working directories.

Resolution
=========
All Epiphany users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/epiphany-2.22.3-r2"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-5985
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5985 

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200903-16.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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