Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1384-1 xdg-utils -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
25 May 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 898317.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-18266.
More information:

It was found that the open_envvar function in xdg-utils does not validate strings before launching the program specified by the BROWSER environment variable, which might allow remote attackers to conduct argument-injection attacks via a crafted URL.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-6+deb7u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your xdg-utils packages.

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