[SECURITY] [DLA 1384-1] xdg-utils security update

ID DEBIAN:DLA-1384-1:CC666
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2018-05-25T10:10:51


Package : xdg-utils Version : 1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-6+deb7u4 CVE ID : CVE-2017-18266 Debian Bug : 898317

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.

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.

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS