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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200708-07 ] Xfce Terminal: Remote arbitrary code exec Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Xfce Terminal: Remote arbitrary code execution (GLSA 200708-07)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: August 11, 2007
Updated: July 12, 2008
Bug(s): #184886
ID: 200708-07

Synopsis

A vulnerability has been discovered in the Xfce Terminal program, allowing for the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Xfce Terminal is a console tool for the Xfce desktop environment.

Affected Packages

Package: x11-terms/terminal
Vulnerable: < 0.2.6_p25931
Unaffected: >= 0.2.6_p25931
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Lasse Karkkainen discovered that the function terminal_helper_execute() in file terminal-helper.c does not properly escape the URIs before processing.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted link, possibly leading to the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Xfce Terminal. Note that the exploit code depends on the browser used to open the crafted link.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Xfce Terminal users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-terms/terminal-0.2.6_p25931"


References

CVE-2007-3770


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