Debian: DSA-4211-1: xdg-utils security update

    Date25 May 2018
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Gabriel Corona discovered that xdg-utils, a set of tools for desktop environment integration, is vulnerable to argument injection attacks. If the environment variable BROWSER in the victim host has a "%s" and the victim opens a link crafted by an attacker with xdg-open, the malicious
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-4211-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                            Luciano Bello
    May 25, 2018                          https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : xdg-utils
    CVE ID         : CVE-2017-18266
    Debian Bug     : 898317
    
    Gabriel Corona discovered that xdg-utils, a set of tools for desktop
    environment integration, is vulnerable to argument injection attacks. If
    the environment variable BROWSER in the victim host has a "%s" and the
    victim opens a link crafted by an attacker with xdg-open, the malicious
    party could manipulate the parameters used by the browser when opened.
    This manipulation could set, for example, a proxy to which the network
    traffic could be intercepted for that particular execution.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed
    in version 1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-7.4+deb8u1.
    
    For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.1.1-1+deb9u1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your xdg-utils packages.
    
    For the detailed security status of xdg-utils please refer to
    its security tracker page at:
    https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/xdg-utils
    
    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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