Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1104-1 newsbeuter -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
21 Sep 2017
Affected Packages:
newsbeuter
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 876004.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-14500.
More information:

It was discovered that podbeuter, the podcast fetcher in newsbeuter, a text-mode RSS feed reader, did not properly escape the name of the media enclosure (the podcast file), allowing a remote attacker to run an arbitrary shell command on the client machine. This is only exploitable if the file is also played in podbeuter.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2.5-2+deb7u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your newsbeuter packages.

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