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Xdg-utils Command Injection Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2008-01-31    Views:  7,679

Secunia Advisory SA28638

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Workaround

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Some vulnerabilities have been reported in Xdg-utils, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to the "xgd-open" and "xdg-email" scripts not correctly sanitising parameters before using them in a sed call. This can be exploited to inject and execute shell commands if e.g. a malicious URL is passed to the affected scripts.

Successful exploitation requires that the scripts are not used in a KDE, Gnome, or XFCE session.

The vulnerabilities are reported in version 1.0.2. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Fixed in the CVS repository:

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported in a Red Hat bug by Miroslav Lichvar.

Original Advisory:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-0386

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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