Debian Security Advisory

DLA-769-1 shutter -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
30 Dec 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 798862.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-0854.
More information:

The feature-rich screenshot program shutter uses the system() call in an unsafe way. This allows an attacker to execute arbitrary programs via crafted directory names.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, this problem has been fixed in version 0.88.3-1+deb7u1.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem will be fixed in version 0.92-0.1+deb8u1, part of the upcoming point release

For Debian 9 Stretch and Sid, this problem has been fixed in version 0.93.1-1

We recommend that you upgrade your shutter packages.

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