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|Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200904-03 ] Gnumeric: Untrusted search path
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Gnumeric: Untrusted search path (GLSA 200904-03)
Date: April 03, 2009
An untrusted search path vulnerability in Gnumeric might result in the execution of arbitrary code.
The Gnumeric spreadsheet is a versatile application developed as part of the GNOME Office project.
Vulnerable: < 1.8.4-r1
Unaffected: >= 1.8.4-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
James Vega reported an untrusted search path vulnerability in the GObject Python interpreter wrapper in Gnumeric.
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.
Do not run "gnumeric" from untrusted working directories.
All Gnumeric users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/gnumeric-1.8.4-r1"