ESB-2017.3260 - [Linux][Debian] sensible-utils: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Remote with user interaction 2017-12-22

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                               ESB-2017.3260
                      sensible-utils security update
                             22 December 2017

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           sensible-utils
Publisher:         Debian
Operating System:  Debian GNU/Linux 8
                   Debian GNU/Linux 9
                   Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-17512  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-4071

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on 
         platforms other than Debian. It is recommended that administrators 
         running sensible-utils check for an updated version of the software
         for their operating system.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-4071-1                   security@debian.org
https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
December 21, 2017                     https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : sensible-utils
CVE ID         : CVE-2017-17512
Debian Bug     : 881767

Gabriel Corona reported that sensible-browser from sensible-utils, a
collection of small utilities used to sensibly select and spawn an
appropriate browser, editor or pager, does not validate strings before
launching the program specified by the BROWSER environment variable,
potentially allowing a remote attacker to conduct argument-injection
attacks if a user is tricked into processing a specially crafted URL.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed
in version 0.0.9+deb8u1.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.0.9+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your sensible-utils packages.

For the detailed security status of sensible-utils please refer to its
security tracker page at:
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/sensible-utils

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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