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CVE-2009-0314

Impact: Low
Public: 2008-08-06
Bugzilla: 481556: CVE-2009-0314 gedit: untrusted python modules search path

Details

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 and NIST NVD.

Statement

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.

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/

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