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|Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200708-07 ] Xfce Terminal: Remote arbitrary code exec
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Xfce Terminal: Remote arbitrary code execution (GLSA 200708-07)
Date: August 11, 2007
Updated: July 12, 2008
A vulnerability has been discovered in the Xfce Terminal program, allowing for the remote execution of arbitrary code.
Xfce Terminal is a console tool for the Xfce desktop environment.
Vulnerable: < 0.2.6_p25931
Unaffected: >= 0.2.6_p25931
Architectures: All supported architectures
Lasse Karkkainen discovered that the function terminal_helper_execute() in file terminal-helper.c does not properly escape the URIs before processing.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Xfce Terminal users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-terms/terminal-0.2.6_p25931"
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