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<glsa id="200611-17">
<title>fvwm: fvwm-menu-directory fvwm command injection</title>
<synopsis>
A flaw in fvwm-menu-directory may permit a local attacker to execute
arbitrary commands with the privileges of another user.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">fvwm</product>
<announced>November 23, 2006</announced>
<revised>November 23, 2006: 01</revised>
<bug>155078</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="x11-wm/fvwm" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.5.18-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.5.18-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
fvwm is a highly configurable virtual window manager for X11 desktops.
fvwm-menu-directory allows fvwm users to browse directories from within
fvwm.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered that
fvwm-menu-directory does not sufficiently sanitise directory names
prior to generating menus.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A local attacker who can convince an fvwm-menu-directory user to browse
a directory they control could cause fvwm commands to be executed with
the privileges of the fvwm user. Fvwm commands can be used to execute
arbitrary shell commands.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All fvwm users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=x11-wm/fvwm-2.5.18-r1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5969">CVE-2006-5969</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 21 Nov 2006 05:59:03 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 21 Nov 2006 05:59:31 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 21 Nov 2006 11:10:22 +0000">
taviso
</metadata>
</glsa>