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[GLSA-200505-14] Cheetah: Untrusted module search path

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Cheetah: Untrusted module search path

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-14
(Cheetah: Untrusted module search path)


Brian Bird discovered that Cheetah searches for modules in the
world-writable /tmp directory.

Impact

A malicious local user could place a module containing arbitrary
code in /tmp, which when imported would run with escalated rights.

Workaround

There are no known workarounds at this time.

References:
http://secunia.com/advisories/15386/


Solution:
All Cheetah users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-python/cheetah-0.9.17-rc1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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