Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1477-1 yarssr -- missing input sanitising

Date Reported:
27 Jan 2008
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2007-5837.
More information:

Duncan Gilmore discovered that yarssr, an RSS aggregator and reader, performs insufficient input sanitising, which could result in the execution of arbitrary shell commands if a malformed feed is read.

Due to a technical limitation of the archive management scripts, the fix for the old stable distribution (sarge) needs to be postponed by a few days.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 0.2.2-1etch1.

We recommend that you upgrade your yarssr packages.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (stable)

Architecture-independent component:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.