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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                       ESB-2009.0182 -- [UNIX/Linux]
                   Vulnerability identified in epiphany
                             27 February 2009


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:              epiphany
Publisher:            Mandriva
Operating System:     Mandriva Linux
                      UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact:               Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:               Existing Account
CVE Names:            CVE-2008-5985

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products that also
         affect distributions other than Mandriva. It is recommended that
         administrators running epiphany check for an updated version of the
         software for their system.

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 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                       MDVSA-2009:048-2

 Package : epiphany
 Date    : February 25, 2009
 Affected: 2008.1

 Problem Description:

 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 Epiphany working directory
 This update provides fix for that vulnerability.


 The previous update package was not built against the correct (latest)
 libxulrunner- library (fixes #48163)



 Updated Packages:

 Mandriva Linux 2008.1:
 a93951cb851094952d151e3da49d6212  2008.1/i586/epiphany-2.22.3-0.3mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 b5e6b0322dbad813e3285dc4d8efab6e  2008.1/i586/epiphany-devel-2.22.3-0.3mdv2008.1.i586.rpm 
 c605be70a70b503027c9d1f5da3305c4  2008.1/SRPMS/epiphany-2.22.3-0.3mdv2008.1.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2008.1/X86_64:
 06731986f1f534739d2421ebc94e4714  2008.1/x86_64/epiphany-2.22.3-0.3mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 a98351efcc10e336e5e6b78caa4697b8  2008.1/x86_64/epiphany-devel-2.22.3-0.3mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm 
 c605be70a70b503027c9d1f5da3305c4  2008.1/SRPMS/epiphany-2.22.3-0.3mdv2008.1.src.rpm

 To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandriva for security.  You can obtain the
 GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:


 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)


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