Bug 1295361 - (CVE-2015-0855) CVE-2015-0855 pitivi: insecure use of os.system()
CVE-2015-0855 pitivi: insecure use of os.system()
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
impact=moderate,public=20150913,repor...
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Depends On: 1295362
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Reported: 2016-01-04 04:06 EST by Martin Prpič
Modified: 2016-08-10 04:45 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: pitivi 0.95
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Last Closed: 2016-08-10 04:45:24 EDT
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Description Martin Prpič 2016-01-04 04:06:14 EST
A flaw was fixed in pitivi 0.95:

Double-clicking a file in the user's media library with a specially-crafted path or filename allows for arbitrary code execution with the permissions of the user running Pitivi.

An exploit scenario would require an attacker to provide a specially-crafted directory hierarchy or file path. Since Pitivi does not expose the path to the user, and a workflow of consuming content created by others is common when working with media files, such a scenario occurring is not hard to imagine.

This was fixed in version 0.95 with commit:

https://git.gnome.org/browse/pitivi/commit/?id=45a4c84edb3b4343f199bba1c65502e3f49f5bb2

External References:

http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2015/q4/574
Comment 1 Martin Prpič 2016-01-04 04:06:46 EST
Created pitivi tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1295362]

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