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CVE-2008-5983

Impact: Low
Public: 2008-08-06
Bugzilla: 482814: CVE-2008-5983 python: untrusted python modules search path

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Untrusted search path vulnerability in the PySys_SetArgv API function in Python 2.6 and earlier, and possibly later versions, prepends an empty string to sys.path when the argv[0] argument does not contain a path separator, which might allow local users to execute arbitrary code via a Trojan horse Python file in the current working directory.

Find out more about CVE-2008-5983 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low
security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information
regarding issue severity can be found here:
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 3.7
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (python) RHSA-2011:0027 January 13, 2011

External References

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