Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3131-1 xdg-utils -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 18 Jan 2015
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 773085.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-9622.
- More information:
John Houwer discovered a way to cause xdg-open, a tool that automatically opens URLs in a user's preferred application, to execute arbitrary commands remotely.
For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-6+deb7u2.
For the upcoming stable (jessie) and unstable (sid) distributions, this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-7.3.
We recommend that you upgrade your xdg-utils packages.