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<glsa id="200911-04">
<title>dstat: Untrusted search path</title>
An untrusted search path vulnerability in the dstat might result in the
execution of arbitrary code.
<product type="ebuild">dstat</product>
<announced>November 25, 2009</announced>
<revised>November 25, 2009: 01</revised>
<package name="sys-apps/dstat" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.6.9-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.6.9-r1</vulnerable>
dstat is a versatile system resource monitor written in Python.
Robert Buchholz of the Gentoo Security Team reported that dstat
includes the current working directory and subdirectories in the Python
module search path (sys.path) before calling "import".
<impact type="normal">
A local attacker could entice a user to run "dstat" from a directory
containing a specially crafted Python module, resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
Do not run "dstat" from untrusted working directories.
All dstat users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=sys-apps/dstat-0.6.9-r1&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2009-3894</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 17 Nov 2009 12:30:20 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 17 Nov 2009 12:35:21 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Wed, 25 Nov 2009 13:40:09 +0000">