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|Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201309-19 ] TPP: User-assisted execution of arbitrary
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: TPP: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201309-19)
Date: September 25, 2013
A vulnerability in TPP might allow a remote attacker to execute
TPP is an ncurses-based text presentation tool.
Vulnerable: < 1.3.1-r2
Unaffected: >= 1.3.1-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures
TPP templates may contain a --exec clause, the contents of which are
automatically executed without confirmation from the user.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file
using TPP, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All TPP users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/tpp-1.3.1-r2"