Debian: DSA-3131-1: xdg-utils security update

    Date18 Jan 2015
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    John Houwer discovered a way to cause xdg-open, a tool that automatically opens URLs in a user's preferred application, to execute arbitrary commands remotely.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3131-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Michael Gilbert
    January 18, 2015                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : xdg-utils
    CVE ID         : CVE-2014-9622
    Debian Bug     : 773085
    
    John Houwer discovered a way to cause xdg-open, a tool that automatically
    opens URLs in a user's preferred application, to execute arbitrary
    commands remotely.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-6+deb7u2.
    
    For the upcoming stable (jessie) and unstable (sid) distributions,
    this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-7.3.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your xdg-utils 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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