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CVE Reference: CVE-2008-5983

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Original Page at CVE MITRE:
CVE-2008-5983

Description:
Untrusted search path vulnerability in the PySys_SetArgv API function in Python 2.6 and earlier, and possibly later versions, prepends an empty string to sys.path when the argv[0] argument does not contain a path separator, which might allow local users to execute arbitrary code via a Trojan horse Python file in the current working directory.

CVE Status:
Candidate

References:

UBUNTU
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1616-1
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1613-2
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1613-1
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1596-1

SAID
  Secunia Advisory: SA50858
  Secunia Advisory: SA51024
  Secunia Advisory: SA51040
  Secunia Advisory: SA51087
  Secunia Advisory: SA34522
  Secunia Advisory: SA40194
  Secunia Advisory: SA42888

REDHAT
  http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0027.html

MLIST
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/01/30/2
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/01/28/5
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/01/26/2
  http://www.nabble.com/Bug-484305%3A-bicyclerepair%3A-bike.vim-imports-untrusted-python-files-from-cwd-td18848099.html
  http://www.mail-archive.com/debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org/msg586010.html

MISC

GENTOO
  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200903-41.xml
  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200904-06.xml

FEDORA
  http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-June/042751.html


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