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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: TPP: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201309-19)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: September 25, 2013
Bug(s): #474018
ID: 201309-19

Synopsis

A vulnerability in TPP might allow a remote attacker to execute
arbitrary code.


Background

TPP is an ncurses-based text presentation tool.

Affected Packages

Package: app-office/tpp
Vulnerable: < 1.3.1-r2
Unaffected: >= 1.3.1-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

TPP templates may contain a --exec clause, the contents of which are
automatically executed without confirmation from the user.


Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file
using TPP, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All TPP users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/tpp-1.3.1-r2"
   


References

CVE-2013-2208


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