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[GLSA-200505-14] Cheetah: Untrusted module search path Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Cheetah: Untrusted module search path
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-14
(Cheetah: Untrusted module search path)
Brian Bird discovered that Cheetah searches for modules in the
world-writable /tmp directory.
A malicious local user could place a module containing arbitrary
code in /tmp, which when imported would run with escalated rights.
There are no known workarounds at this time.
All Cheetah users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-python/cheetah-0.9.17-rc1"
Threat Level: Medium
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