Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3114-1 mime-support -- security update

Date Reported:
29 Dec 2014
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-7209.
More information:

Timothy D. Morgan discovered that run-mailcap, an utility to execute programs via entries in the mailcap file, is prone to shell command injection via shell meta-characters in filenames. In specific scenarios this flaw could allow an attacker to remotely execute arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 3.52-1+deb7u1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie) and the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your mime-support packages.