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Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1384-1] xdg-utils security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

4 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

It was found that the open_envvar function in xdg-utils does not validate strings before launching the program specified by the BROWSER environment variable, which might allow remote attackers to conduct argument-injection attacks via a crafted URL.

Affected Software

Affected Software

xdg-utils 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 1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-6+deb7u4. We recommend that you upgrade your xdg-utils packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)