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Xfce Terminal "Open Link" Command Injection Security Issue

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Release Date:  2007-07-12    Last Update:  2007-07-19    Views:  10,860

Secunia Advisory SA26037

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass

Solution Status:

Unpatched

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Lasse Kärkkäinen has reported a security issue in Xfce Terminal, which can be exploited by malicious people to inject shell commands.

The "terminal_helper_execute()" function in terminal/terminal.c uses "/bin/sh -c" to spawn the browser process. This can be used to disclose sensitive information or execute shell commands by e.g. tricking a user into opening a malicious link using the "Open Link" functionality.

The security issue is confirmed in version 0.2.6 for Fedora Core 6 and Mozilla Firefox as default browser. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Do not open malicious URLs.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Lasse Kärkkäinen

Original Advisory:
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=184886

Deep Links:
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