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<glsa id="200903-16">
<title>Epiphany: Untrusted search path</title>
<synopsis>
An untrusted search path vulnerability in Epiphany might result in the
execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">epiphany</product>
<announced>March 09, 2009</announced>
<revised>March 09, 2009: 01</revised>
<bug>257000</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="www-client/epiphany" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.22.3-r2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.22.3-r2</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Epiphany is a GNOME webbrowser based on the Mozilla rendering engine
Gecko.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
James Vega reported an untrusted search path vulnerability in the
Python interface.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
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.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
Do not run "epiphany" from untrusted working directories.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Epiphany users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=www-client/epiphany-2.22.3-r2&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5985">CVE-2008-5985</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sat, 07 Mar 2009 16:40:03 +0000">
rbu
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sat, 07 Mar 2009 18:06:14 +0000">
rbu
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sat, 07 Mar 2009 18:06:33 +0000">
rbu
</metadata>
</glsa>