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<glsa id="200801-21">
<title>Xdg-Utils: Arbitrary command execution</title>
A vulnerability has been discovered in Xdg-Utils, allowing for the remote
execution of arbitrary commands.
<product type="ebuild">xdg-utils</product>
<announced>January 30, 2008</announced>
<revised>January 30, 2008: 01</revised>
<package name="x11-misc/xdg-utils" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.0.2-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.0.2-r1</vulnerable>
Xdg-Utils is a set of tools allowing all applications to easily
integrate with the Free Desktop configuration.
Miroslav Lichvar discovered that the "xdg-open" and "xdg-email" shell
scripts do not properly sanitize their input before processing it.
<impact type="normal">
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted link
with a vulnerable application using Xdg-Utils (e.g. an email client),
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Xdg-Utils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=x11-misc/xdg-utils-1.0.2-r1&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2008-0386</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sat, 26 Jan 2008 12:15:55 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Mon, 28 Jan 2008 20:04:22 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 28 Jan 2008 20:04:30 +0000">