Public Date:
481556: CVE-2009-0314 gedit: untrusted python modules search path

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Untrusted search path vulnerability in the Python module in gedit 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).

Find out more about CVE-2009-0314 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue does not affect gedit as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4. It does affect gedit in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification:

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 gedit Will not fix