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CVE-2017-17512

Published: 11 December 2017

sensible-browser in sensible-utils before 0.0.11 does not validate strings before launching the program specified by the BROWSER environment variable, which allows remote attackers to conduct argument-injection attacks via a crafted URL, as demonstrated by a --proxy-pac-file argument.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 8.8

Status

Package Release Status
sensible-utils
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (0.0.11)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (0.0.9ubuntu0.16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (0.0.9ubuntu0.14.04.1)
Patches:
Upstream: https://anonscm.debian.org/git/collab-maint/sensible-utils.git/commit/?id=e16c937c43126df7f08d355277f99dd94cc21ce5