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gentooGentoo FoundationGLSA-200611-17
HistoryNov 23, 2006 - 12:00 a.m.

fvwm: fvwm-menu-directory fvwm command injection

2006-11-2300:00:00
Gentoo Foundation
security.gentoo.org
16

CVSS2

4.6

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

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

EPSS

0.001

Percentile

25.6%

Background

fvwm is a highly configurable virtual window manager for X11 desktops. fvwm-menu-directory allows fvwm users to browse directories from within fvwm.

Description

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered that fvwm-menu-directory does not sufficiently sanitise directory names prior to generating menus.

Impact

A local attacker who can convince an fvwm-menu-directory user to browse a directory they control could cause fvwm commands to be executed with the privileges of the fvwm user. Fvwm commands can be used to execute arbitrary shell commands.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All fvwm users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-wm/fvwm-2.5.18-r1"
OSVersionArchitecturePackageVersionFilename
Gentooanyallx11-wm/fvwm< 2.5.18-r1UNKNOWN

CVSS2

4.6

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

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

EPSS

0.001

Percentile

25.6%