Debian Security Advisory

DLA-745-1 most -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
16 Dec 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 848132.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-1253.
More information:

The most pager can automatically open files compressed with gzip, bzip2 and (in Debian) LZMA. Alberto Garcia discovered that Debian's version of most was susceptible for a shell injection attack that could be exploited to run arbitrary commands on the user's computer.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 5.0.0a-2.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your most packages.

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