GLSA 200904-03 Gnumeric: Untrusted search path
Posted on: 04/03/2009 05:05 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Gnumeric: Untrusted search path. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200904-03
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Gnumeric: Untrusted search path
Date: April 03, 2009
Bugs: #257012
ID: 200904-03

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Synopsis
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An untrusted search path vulnerability in Gnumeric might result in the
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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The Gnumeric spreadsheet is a versatile application developed as part
of the GNOME Office project.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-office/gnumeric lt; 1.8.4-r1 gt;= 1.8.4-r1

Description
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James Vega reported an untrusted search path vulnerability in the
GObject Python interpreter wrapper in Gnumeric.

Impact
======

A local attacker could entice a user to run Gnumeric from a directory
containing a specially crafted python module, resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
Gnumeric.

Workaround
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Do not run "gnumeric" from untrusted working directories.

Resolution
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All Gnumeric users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-office/gnumeric-1.8.4-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-0318
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0318

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200904-03.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2009 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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