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.
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