ESB-2018.0569 - [Ubuntu] sensible-utils: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Remote with user interaction 2018-02-27

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                               ESB-2018.0569
                       sensible-utils vulnerability
                             27 February 2018

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

Reference:         ESB-2017.3260

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3584-1

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USN-3584-1: sensible-utils vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3584-1

26th February, 2018

sensible-utils vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

    Ubuntu 17.10
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Summary

sensible-utils could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a
malicious URL.


Software description

    sensible-utils - Utilities for sensible alternative selection


Details

Gabriel Corona discovered that sensible-utils incorrectly validated strings when
launcher a browser with the sensible-browser tool. A remote attacker could
possibly use this issue with a specially crafted URL to conduct an argument
injection attack and execute arbitrary code.


Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
version:

Ubuntu 17.10:
    sensible-utils 0.0.10ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
    sensible-utils 0.0.9ubuntu0.16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
    sensible-utils 0.0.9ubuntu0.14.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


References

CVE-2017-17512

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