An untrusted search path vulnerability in the dstat might result in the execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||sys-apps/dstat on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 0.6.9-r1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 0.6.9-r1|
dstat is a versatile system resource monitor written in Python.
Robert Buchholz of the Gentoo Security Team reported that dstat includes the current working directory and subdirectories in the Python module search path (sys.path) before calling "import".
A local attacker could entice a user to run "dstat" 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.
Do not run "dstat" from untrusted working directories.
All dstat users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/dstat-0.6.9-r1"
November 25, 2009
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