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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201309-19
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: TPP: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
     Date: September 25, 2013
     Bugs: #474018
       ID: 201309-19

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Synopsis
=======
A vulnerability in TPP might allow a remote attacker to execute
arbitrary code.

Background
=========
TPP is an ncurses-based text presentation tool.

Affected packages
================
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-office/tpp              < 1.3.1-r2               >= 1.3.1-r2

Description
==========
TPP templates may contain a --exec clause, the contents of which are
automatically executed without confirmation from the user.

Impact
=====
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file
using TPP, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user.

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

Resolution
=========
All TPP users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/tpp-1.3.1-r2"

References
=========
[ 1 ] CVE-2013-2208
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-2208

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

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201309-19

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 2013 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/

Gentoo: GLSA-201309-19: TPP: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

A vulnerability in TPP might allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Summary

TPP templates may contain a --exec clause, the contents of which are automatically executed without confirmation from the user.

Resolution

All TPP users should upgrade to the latest version: # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/tpp-1.3.1-r2"

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2013-2208 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-2208

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201309-19

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.

Severity
Severity: Normal
Title: TPP: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: September 25, 2013
Bugs: #474018
ID: 201309-19

Synopsis

A vulnerability in TPP might allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Background

TPP is an ncurses-based text presentation tool.

Affected Packages

------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 app-office/tpp < 1.3.1-r2 >= 1.3.1-r2

Impact

===== A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file using TPP, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

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