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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
17 June 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2019-12761
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Debian. It is recommended that administrators
running pyxdg check for an updated version of the software for their
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Package : pyxdg
Version : 0.25-4+deb8u1
CVE ID : CVE-2019-12761
Debian Bug : #930099
It was discovered that there was a code injection issue in PyXDG, a
library used to locate "FreeDesktop.org" configuration/cache/etc.
A lack of sanitisation allowed arbitrary Python code embedded in
the Category element of a Menu XML document in a .menu file to
For Debian 8 "Jessie", this issue has been fixed in pyxdg version
We recommend that you upgrade your pyxdg packages.
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