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Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 15:26:30 +0100
From: Jan Lieskovsky <>
To: "Steven M. Christey" <>
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: (test case, 
mention about other affected packages, Python upstream bug rejection reasons)
Debian patch:;filename=sanitize_sys.path.diff;att=1;bug=504363

2, csound
Debian patch:;filename=1004-sanitize-sys.path.diff;att=1;bug=504359

3, dia
Debian patch:;filename=pythonpath.diff;att=1;bug=504251

4, eog
Debian patch:;filename=02_sanitize_sys.path.patch;att=1;bug=504352

5, gedit

6, xchat

7, vim

8, nautilus-python

9, Gnumeric

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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