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Cheetah Insecure Module Importing Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2005-05-17    Last Update:  2005-05-19    Views:  13,475

Secunia Advisory SA15386

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Brian Bird has reported a vulnerability in Cheetah, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to Cheetah searching for modules in the world-writable "/tmp" directory before looking in the PythonPath when importing modules. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary code with escalated privileges by placing a malicious module in the "/tmp" directory.


Solution:
The vulnerability has been fixed in version 0.9.17-rc1.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Brian Bird

Original Advisory:
http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=7070332&forum_id=1542

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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