Joined: 12 May 2004
|Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201801-18 ] Newsbeuter
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Newsbeuter: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201801-18)
Insufficient input validation in Newsbeuter may allow remote
attackers to execute arbitrary shell commands.
Newsbeuter is a RSS/Atom feed reader for the text console.
Vulnerable: < 2.9-r3
Unaffected: >= 2.9-r3
Architectures: All supported architectures
Newsbeuter does not properly escape shell meta-characters in the title
and description of RSS feeds when bookmarking.
A remote attacker, by enticing a user to open a feed with specially
crafted URLs, could possibly execute arbitrary shell commands with the
privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Newsbeuter users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-news/newsbeuter-2.9-r3"