View Full Version : USN-497-1: xfce4-terminal vulnerability

August 14th, 2007, 10:50 AM
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================================================== ========= Ubuntu Security Notice USN-497-1 August 14, 2007 xfce4-terminal vulnerability CVE-2007-3770 ================================================== ========= A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Ubuntu 6.10 Ubuntu 7.04 This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu. The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS: xfce4-terminal 0.2.5+r21674-0ubuntu2.1 Ubuntu 6.10: xfce4-terminal Ubuntu 7.04: xfce4-terminal 0.2.6-0ubuntu3.1 After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to effect the necessary changes. Details follow: Lasse Kärkkäinen discovered that the Xfce Terminal did not correctly escape shell meta-characters during "Open Link" actions. If a remote attacker tricked a user into opening a specially crafted URI, they could execute arbitrary commands with the user's privileges.

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