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<glsa id="201009-08">
<title>python-updater: Untrusted search path</title>
<synopsis>
An untrusted search path vulnerability in python-updater might result in
the execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">python-updater</product>
<announced>September 21, 2010</announced>
<revised>September 21, 2010: 01</revised>
<bug>288361</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-admin/python-updater" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.7-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.7-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
python-updater is a script used to remerge python packages when
changing Python version.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Robert Buchholz of the Gentoo Security Team reported that
python-updater includes the current working directory and
subdirectories in the Python module search path (sys.path) before
calling "import".
</p>
</description>
<impact type="high">
<p>
A local attacker could entice the root user to run "python-updater"
from a directory containing a specially crafted Python module,
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with root privileges.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
Do not run "python-updater" from untrusted working directories.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All python-updater users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-admin/python-updater-0.7-r1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references/>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Thu, 18 Mar 2010 00:20:22 +0000">
craig
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 09 Apr 2010 16:48:48 +0000">
craig
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Fri, 03 Sep 2010 20:36:47 +0000">
craig
</metadata>
</glsa>