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|Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 4:54 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200505-14 ] Cheetah: Untrusted module search path
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Cheetah: Untrusted module search path (GLSA 200505-14)
Date: May 19, 2005
Updated: May 17, 2006
Cheetah contains a vulnerability in the module importing code that can allow a local user to gain escalated privileges.
Cheetah is a Python powered template engine and code generator.
Vulnerable: < 0.9.17_rc1
Unaffected: >= 0.9.17_rc1
Architectures: All supported architectures
Brian Bird discovered that Cheetah searches for modules in the world-writable /tmp directory.
A malicious local user could place a module containing arbitrary code in /tmp, which when imported would run with escalated privileges.
There are no known workarounds at this time.
All Cheetah users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-python/cheetah-0.9.17_rc1"
Secunia Advisory SA15386
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