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Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1061-1] newsbeuter security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

9.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

4 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

Jeriko One discovered that newsbeuter, a text-mode RSS feed reader, did not properly escape the title and description of a news article when bookmarking it. This allowed a remote attacker to run an arbitrary shell command on the client machine.

Affected Software

Affected Software

newsbeuter on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 2.5-2+deb7u2. We recommend that you upgrade your newsbeuter packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)