Eye of GNOME: Untrusted search path — GLSA 200904-06

An untrusted search path vulnerability in the Eye of GNOME might result in the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-gfx/eog on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.22.3-r3
Unaffected versions >= 2.22.3-r3

Background

The Eye of GNOME is the official image viewer for the GNOME Desktop environment.

Description

James Vega reported an untrusted search path vulnerability in the GObject Python interpreter wrapper in the Eye of GNOME, a vulnerabiliy related to CVE-2008-5983.

Impact

A local attacker could entice a user to run the Eye of GNOME from a directory containing a specially crafted python module, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround

Do not run "eog" from untrusted working directories.

Resolution

All Eye of GNOME users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/eog-2.22.3-r3"

References

Release Date
April 06, 2009

Latest Revision
April 06, 2009: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local

Bugzilla entries