CVE-2017-14500

Published: 17 September 2017

Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command in the podcast playback function of Podbeuter in Newsbeuter 0.3 through 2.9 allows remote attackers to perform user-assisted code execution by crafting an RSS item with a media enclosure (i.e., a podcast file) that includes shell metacharacters in its filename, related to pb_controller.cpp and queueloader.cpp, a different vulnerability than CVE-2017-12904.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 8.8

Status

Package Release Status
newsbeuter
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.9-7)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(2.9-6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (2.9-3ubuntu0.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was needed)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

Patches:
Upstream: https://github.com/akrennmair/newsbeuter/commit/26f5a4350f3ab5507bb8727051c87bb04660f333
Upstream: https://github.com/akrennmair/newsbeuter/commit/c8fea2f60c18ed30bdd1bb6f798e994e51a58260