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Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 15:26:30 +0100
From: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov@...hat.com>
To: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org>
Cc: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: CVE request -- Python < 2.6 PySys_SetArgv issues (epiphany,
	csound, dia, eog, gedit, xchat, vim, nautilus-python, Gnumeric)

Hello Steve,

  initially CVE-2008-4863 has been assigned for the Blender's 
untrusted search path issue.

Though this is a Python flaw (insertion of cwd at the
beginning of the Python modules search path), according to our Python
maintainers it can't be fixed on Python's side due the need
of ensuring the work of other numerous packages, when loading
Python modules. 

Similar flaw, like the Blender one, has been discovered in
the following packages:

1, epiphany
References: 
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=504363
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=481548
http://www.nabble.com/Bug-484305%3A-bicyclerepair%3A-bike.vim-imports-untrusted-python-files-from-cwd-td18848099.html (test case, 
mention about other affected packages, Python upstream bug rejection reasons)
Debian patch:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?msg=5;filename=sanitize_sys.path.diff;att=1;bug=504363

2, csound
References:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=504359
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=481550
http://www.nabble.com/Bug-484305%3A-bicyclerepair%3A-bike.vim-imports-untrusted-python-files-from-cwd-td18848099.html
Debian patch: 
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?msg=5;filename=1004-sanitize-sys.path.diff;att=1;bug=504359

3, dia
References:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=504251
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=481551
http://www.nabble.com/Bug-484305%3A-bicyclerepair%3A-bike.vim-imports-untrusted-python-files-from-cwd-td18848099.html
Debian patch: 
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?msg=5;filename=pythonpath.diff;att=1;bug=504251

4, eog
References:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=504352
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=481553
http://www.nabble.com/Bug-484305%3A-bicyclerepair%3A-bike.vim-imports-untrusted-python-files-from-cwd-td18848099.html
Debian patch:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?msg=5;filename=02_sanitize_sys.path.patch;att=1;bug=504352

5, gedit
References:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=481556
http://www.nabble.com/Bug-484305%3A-bicyclerepair%3A-bike.vim-imports-untrusted-python-files-from-cwd-td18848099.html

6, xchat
References:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=481560
http://www.nabble.com/Bug-484305%3A-bicyclerepair%3A-bike.vim-imports-untrusted-python-files-from-cwd-td18848099.html

7, vim
References:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=481565
http://www.nabble.com/Bug-484305%3A-bicyclerepair%3A-bike.vim-imports-untrusted-python-files-from-cwd-td18848099.html

8, nautilus-python
References:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=481570
http://www.nabble.com/Bug-484305%3A-bicyclerepair%3A-bike.vim-imports-untrusted-python-files-from-cwd-td18848099.html

9, Gnumeric
References:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=481572
http://www.nabble.com/Bug-484305%3A-bicyclerepair%3A-bike.vim-imports-untrusted-python-files-from-cwd-td18848099.html


Steve, could you please allocate a new CVE ids for the above issues?

Thanks, Jan.
--
Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team



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