Joined: 12 May 2004
|Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201803-04 ] Newsbeuter
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Newsbeuter: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201803-04)
A vulnerability 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
Architectures: All supported architectures
Newsbeuter does not properly escape shell meta-characters in an RSS item
with a media enclosure in the podcast playback function of Podbeuter.
A remote attacker, by enticing a user to open a feed with a specially
crafted media enclosure, could possibly execute arbitrary shell commands
with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
Gentoo has discontinued support for Newsbeuter and recommends that users
unmerge the package:
|# emerge --unmerge "net-news/newsbeuter"