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<title>Newsbeuter: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code</title>
<synopsis>
Insufficient input validation in newsbeuter may allow remote attackers to
execute arbitrary shell commands.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">newsbeuter</product>
<announced>September 22, 2008</announced>
<revised>September 22, 2008: 01</revised>
<bug>236506</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="net-news/newsbeuter" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.2</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Newsbeuter is a RSS/Atom feed reader for the text console.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
J.H.M. Dassen reported that the open-in-browser command does not
properly escape shell metacharacters in the URL before passing it to
system().
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a feed with specially
crafted URLs, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary
shell commands with the privileges of the user running the application.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Newsbeuter users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=net-news/newsbeuter-1.2&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3907">CVE-2008-3907</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Thu, 11 Sep 2008 17:38:14 +0000">
keytoaster
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 18 Sep 2008 21:45:41 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Thu, 18 Sep 2008 21:45:49 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
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