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Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1819-1] pyxdg security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.1

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

3 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'pyxdg' package(s) announced via the DSA-1819-1 advisory.

Insight

Insight

It was discovered that there was a code injection issue in PyXDG, a library used to locate 'FreeDesktop.org' configuration/cache/etc. directories. A lack of sanitisation allowed arbitrary Python code embedded in the Category element of a Menu XML document in a .menu file to be executed.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'pyxdg' package(s) on Debian Linux.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable package version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this issue has been fixed in pyxdg version 0.25-4+deb8u1. We recommend that you upgrade your pyxdg packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)