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<glsa id="200505-14">
<title>Cheetah: Untrusted module search path</title>
<synopsis>
Cheetah contains a vulnerability in the module importing code that can
allow a local user to gain escalated privileges.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">Cheetah</product>
<announced>May 19, 2005</announced>
<revised>May 17, 2006: 02</revised>
<bug>92926</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="dev-python/cheetah" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.9.17_rc1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.9.17_rc1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Cheetah is a Python powered template engine and code generator.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Brian Bird discovered that Cheetah searches for modules in the
world-writable /tmp directory.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A malicious local user could place a module containing arbitrary code
in /tmp, which when imported would run with escalated privileges.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There are no known workarounds at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Cheetah users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=dev-python/cheetah-0.9.17_rc1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://secunia.com/advisories/15386/">Secunia Advisory SA15386</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 17 May 2005 21:18:59 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 17 May 2005 21:38:15 +0000">
r2d2
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Wed, 18 May 2005 11:47:34 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
</glsa>