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Stani's Python Editor Insecure Default File Permissions
Secunia Advisory: SA17224 Print Advisory
Release Date: 2005-10-17
Impact: Privilege escalation
Where: Local system
Solution Status: Vendor Patch
Software: Stani's Python Editor (SPE) 0.x
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Bryan Ostergaard has reported a security issue in Stani's Python Editor (SPE), which can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform certain actions on a vulnerable system with escalated privileges.
The security issue is caused due to the files belonging to SPE being installed with world-writable permissions. This can be exploited by malicious users to modify SPE's Python scripts, potentially including malicious content.
The security issue has been reported in version 0.7.5.c. Other versions may also be affected.
Remove world-writable permissions from the affected files.
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