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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200801-21
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Xdg-Utils: Arbitrary command execution
      Date: January 30, 2008
      Bugs: #207331
        ID: 200801-21

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Synopsis
=======
A vulnerability has been discovered in Xdg-Utils, allowing for the
remote execution of arbitrary commands.

Background
=========
Xdg-Utils is a set of tools allowing all applications to easily
integrate with the Free Desktop configuration.

Affected packages
================
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     Package             /  Vulnerable  /                   Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  x11-misc/xdg-utils     < 1.0.2-r1                     >= 1.0.2-r1

Description
==========
Miroslav Lichvar discovered that the "xdg-open" and "xdg-email" shell
scripts do not properly sanitize their input before processing it.

Impact
=====
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted link
with a vulnerable application using Xdg-Utils (e.g. an email client),
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running the application.

Workaround
=========
There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
=========
All Xdg-Utils users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-misc/xdg-utils-1.0.2-r1"

References
=========
  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-0386
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0386

Availability
===========
This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200801-21

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org/.

License
======
Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/
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Gentoo: GLSA-200801-21: Xdg-Utils: Arbitrary command execution

A vulnerability has been discovered in Xdg-Utils, allowing for the remote execution of arbitrary commands.

Summary

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200801-21
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Severity: Normal Title: Xdg-Utils: Arbitrary command execution Date: January 30, 2008 Bugs: #207331 ID: 200801-21

Synopsis ======= A vulnerability has been discovered in Xdg-Utils, allowing for the remote execution of arbitrary commands.
Background ========= Xdg-Utils is a set of tools allowing all applications to easily integrate with the Free Desktop configuration.
Affected packages ================ ------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 x11-misc/xdg-utils < 1.0.2-r1 >= 1.0.2-r1
========== Miroslav Lichvar discovered that the "xdg-open" and "xdg-email" shell scripts do not properly sanitize their input before processing it.
Impact ===== A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted link with a vulnerable application using Xdg-Utils (e.g. an email client), resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround ========= There is no known workaround at this time.
Resolution ========= All Xdg-Utils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-misc/xdg-utils-1.0.2-r1"
References ========= [ 1 ] CVE-2008-0386 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0386
Availability =========== This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200801-21
Concerns? ======== Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at https://bugs.gentoo.org/.
License ====== Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).
The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.
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