Debian Security Advisory
DLA-1104-1 newsbeuter -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 21 Sep 2017
- Affected Packages:
- 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.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS