Ubuntu 3650-1: xdg-utils vulnerability

    Date21 May 2018
    CategoryUbuntu
    894
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    xdg-utils could be made to run arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted input.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3650-1
    May 21, 2018
    
    xdg-utils vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 17.10
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    xdg-utils could be made to run arbitrary code if it received a
    specially crafted input.
    
    Software Description:
    - xdg-utils: desktop integration utilities from freedesktop.org
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that xdg-utils incorrectly handled certain inputs.
    An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      xdg-utils                       1.1.2-1ubuntu2.2
    
    Ubuntu 17.10:
      xdg-utils                       1.1.1-1ubuntu3.2
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      xdg-utils                       1.1.1-1ubuntu1.16.04.3
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      xdg-utils                       1.1.0~rc1-2ubuntu7.2
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
    changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3650-1
      CVE-2017-18266
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xdg-utils/1.1.2-1ubuntu2.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xdg-utils/1.1.1-1ubuntu3.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xdg-utils/1.1.1-1ubuntu1.16.04.3
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xdg-utils/1.1.0~rc1-2ubuntu7.2
    
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