Debian: New xfce4-terminal packages fix arbitrary command execution

    Date23 Oct 2007
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that xfce-terminal, a terminal emulater for the xfce environment, did not correctly escape arguments passed to the processes spawned by "Open Link". This allowed malicious links to execute arbitary commands upon the local system.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 1393-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                               Steve Kemp
    October 23rd, 2007                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : xfce4-terminal
    Vulnerability  : insecure execution
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2007-3770
    Debian Bug     : 437454
    
    
    It was discovered that xfce-terminal, a terminal emulater for the xfce 
    environment, did not correctly escape arguments passed to the processes
    spawned by "Open Link".  This allowed malicious links to execute arbitary
    commands upon the local system.
    
    For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version
    0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version
    0.2.6-3.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your xfce4-terminal package.
    
    Upgrade instructions
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    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      973 a767bcd32857b6dcaf9408bdb4de3f4d
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    13295 a1acf7fdea075e053c0bd84d0c8348f1
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1931925 25f5c03da6d048f68db208ac97cd4b78
    
    alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1_alpha.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1243092 c55bded377b1649d1ee5974e050c31ba
    
    amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1235646 e15c9137067ee951ac59a97dd5408ef8
    
    arm architecture (ARM)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1_arm.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1229456 0aad07c1e2d8b4ee9aef6d14a18122aa
    
    hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1_hppa.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1235794 ac1de3bf6a19a6ef9606c4c9d49980bf
    
    i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1231226 9bd92a74e55983f42062b905cb075b76
    
    ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1260480 2d3fdb96fad9b22c9735fb1814d66b1f
    
    mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1_mips.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1229220 57c8120bc3bfda7d06b2f45a4689eddc
    
    mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1_mipsel.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1228860 82f722ba9179ab366db71870272d0ce5
    
    powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1_powerpc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1228390 1d71e441159f19e6a0590791cbcae7b0
    
    s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1_s390.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1233762 1768822b2d7f3b58aba7746bd7a646e3
    
    sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1_sparc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1226378 7f230e00b3ed8fb6f64445af8ec0f489
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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