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

Date 29 Dec 2014
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Posted By LinuxSecurity 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.
https://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
December 29, 2014                      https://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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