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<glsa id="200903-41">
<title>gedit: Untrusted search path</title>
<synopsis>
A vulnerability in gedit might allow local attackers to execute arbitrary
code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">gedit</product>
<announced>March 30, 2009</announced>
<revised>March 30, 2009: 01</revised>
<bug>257004</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-editors/gedit" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="rge">2.22.3-r1</unaffected>
<unaffected range="ge">2.24.3</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.24.3</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
gedit is a text editor for the GNOME desktop.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
James Vega reported that gedit uses the current working directory when
searching for python modules, a vulnerability related to CVE-2008-5983.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A local attacker could entice a user to open gedit from a specially
crafted environment, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running the application.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
Do not run gedit from untrusted working directories.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All gedit 2.22.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-editors/gedit-2.22.3-r1&quot;</code>
<p>
All gedit 2.24.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-editors/gedit-2.24.3&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5983">CVE-2008-5983</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0314">CVE-2009-0314</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Mon, 23 Mar 2009 09:17:57 +0000">
a3li
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Mon, 30 Mar 2009 11:46:10 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 30 Mar 2009 11:46:20 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
</glsa>