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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-0314

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).
Publish Date : 2009-01-28 Last Update Date : 2011-09-12
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
6.9
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Products Affected By CVE-2009-0314

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Gnome Gedit Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Gnome Gedit 1

- References For CVE-2009-0314

http://secunia.com/advisories/33759
SECUNIA 33759
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=569214
http://secunia.com/advisories/33769
SECUNIA 33769
http://secunia.com/advisories/34522
SECUNIA 34522
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/48271
XF gedit-pysyssetargv-privilege-escalation(48271)
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33445
BID 33445 gedit 'PySys_SetArgv' Remote Command Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2009-03-31
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/01/26/2
MLIST [oss-security] 20090126 CVE request -- Python < 2.6 PySys_SetArgv issues (epiphany, csound, dia, eog, gedit, xchat, vim, nautilus-python, Gnumeric)
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:039
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:039
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200903-41.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200903-41
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=481556 CONFIRM
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-January/msg01195.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2009-1189

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-0314

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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