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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.63564
Category:FreeBSD Local Security Checks
Title:FreeBSD Ports: epiphany
Summary:FreeBSD Ports: epiphany
Description:The remote host is missing an update to the system
as announced in the referenced advisory.

The following package is affected: epiphany

CVE-2008-5985
Untrusted search path vulnerability in the Python interface in
Epiphany 2.22.3, and possibly other versions, 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).

CVE-2008-5983
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.

Solution:
Update your system with the appropriate patches or
software upgrades.
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-5985
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/01/26/2
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200903-16.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:048
BugTraq ID: 33441
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33441
http://secunia.com/advisories/34187
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-5983
http://www.mail-archive.com/debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org/msg586010.html
http://www.nabble.com/Bug-484305%3A-bicyclerepair%3A-bike.vim-imports-untrusted-python-files-from-cwd-td18848099.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/01/28/5
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/01/30/2
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=482814
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-June/042751.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200903-41.xml
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200904-06.xml
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0027.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1596-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1613-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1613-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1616-1
http://secunia.com/advisories/34522
http://secunia.com/advisories/40194
http://secunia.com/advisories/42888
http://secunia.com/advisories/50858
http://secunia.com/advisories/51024
http://secunia.com/advisories/51040
http://secunia.com/advisories/51087
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/1448
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0122
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