Dia PySys_SetArgv() function privilege escalation
|dia-pysyssetargv-privilege-escalation (48262)||Medium Risk|
Dia could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by an untrusted search path vulnerability in the Python plugin related to the PySys_SetArgv() function when setting sys.path. By placing a Python file in the application's working directory containing the same name as an imported file, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary Python code on the system with privileges of the application.
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.
- Debian Bug report logs - #504251: dia: Python scripts load modules from current directory.
- Dia Web page: Dia a drawing program.
- Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 481551: dia: untrusted python modules search path.
- BID-33448: Dia 'PySys_SetArgv' Remote Command Execution Vulnerability
- CVE-2008-5984: Untrusted search path vulnerability in the Python plugin in Dia 0.96.1, and possibly other versions, allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a Trojan horse Python file in the current working directory, related to a vulnerability in the PySys_SetArgv function (CVE-2008-5983).
- MDVSA-2009:040: dia
- MDVSA-2009:046: dia
- MDVSA-2009:046-1: dia
- SA33672: Dia Insecure Python Module Search Path Vulnerability
- Dia Dia 0.96.1
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1 X86_64
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
- Mandriva Linux 2009.0 X86_64
- Mandriva Linux 2009.0
Jan 26, 2009
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