Debian: DSA-3114-1: mime-support security update

    Date29 Dec 2014
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Timothy D. Morgan discovered that run-mailcap, an utility to execute programs via entries in the mailcap file, is prone to shell command injection via shell meta-characters in filenames. In specific scenarios this flaw could allow an attacker to remotely execute arbitrary code.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3114-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
    December 29, 2014                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : mime-support
    CVE ID         : CVE-2014-7209
    
    Timothy D. Morgan discovered that run-mailcap, an utility to execute
    programs via entries in the mailcap file, is prone to shell command
    injection via shell meta-characters in filenames. In specific scenarios
    this flaw could allow an attacker to remotely execute arbitrary code.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.52-1+deb7u1.
    
    For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie) and the unstable
    distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your mime-support packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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