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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 7:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201405-28 ] xmonad-contrib: Arbitrary code execution Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: xmonad-contrib: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 201405-28)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: May 28, 2014
Bug(s): #478288
ID: 201405-28

Synopsis

A remote command injection vulnerability has been discovered in
xmonad-contrib.


Background

xmonad-contrib is a set of third party tiling algorithms,
configurations, and scripts for xmonad.


Affected Packages

Package: x11-wm/xmonad-contrib
Vulnerable: < 0.11.2
Unaffected: >= 0.11.2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A vulnerability in the Xmonad.Hooks.DynamicLog module could allow a
malicious website with a specially crafted title to inject commands into
the title bar which would be executed when the bar is clicked.


Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or cause a Denial of
Service condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All xmonad-contrib users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-wm/xmonad-contrib-0.11.2"
   


References

CVE-2013-1436


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