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Bug 257000 (CVE-2008-5985) - <www-client/epiphany-2.22.3-r2 Untrusted search path vulnerability (CVE-2008-5985)
Summary: <www-client/epiphany-2.22.3-r2 Untrusted search path vulnerability (CVE-2008-...
Alias: CVE-2008-5985
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B2 [glsa]
Depends on: CVE-2008-5983
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Reported: 2009-01-30 22:30 UTC by Stefan Behte (RETIRED)
Modified: 2009-03-09 13:57 UTC (History)
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Description Stefan Behte (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2009-01-30 22:30:13 UTC
CVE-2008-5985 (
  Untrusted search path vulnerability in the Python interface in
  Epiphany 2.22.3, and possibly other versions, allows local users to
  execute arbitrary code via a Trojan horse Python file in the current
  working directory, related to a vulnerability in the PySys_SetArgv
  function (CVE-2008-5983).
Comment 1 Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-01-30 23:41:08 UTC
I am not sure whether this bug is being tracked upstream. Please see the blocker for details and a patch example.
Comment 3 Daniel Gryniewicz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-02-24 16:59:47 UTC
2.22.3-r2 and 2.22.3-r12 are in the tree.
Comment 4 Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-02-25 17:11:24 UTC
Arches, please test and mark stable:
Target keywords : "alpha amd64 hppa ia64 ppc ppc64 sparc x86"
Comment 5 Ferris McCormick (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-02-25 18:31:03 UTC
Sparc stable, seems fine (tested with USE=xulrunner).
Comment 6 Markus Meier gentoo-dev 2009-02-25 20:04:16 UTC
amd64/x86 stable
Comment 7 Raúl Porcel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-02-26 14:44:06 UTC
alpha/ia64 stable
Comment 8 Jeroen Roovers gentoo-dev 2009-02-26 16:21:23 UTC
Stable for HPPA.
Comment 9 Brent Baude (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-02-26 17:31:12 UTC
ppc and ppc64 done
Comment 10 Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-03-09 13:57:53 UTC
GLSA 200903-16