CVE-2017-17518

Published: 14 December 2017

** DISPUTED ** swt/motif/browser.c in White_dune (aka whitedune) 0.30.10 does not validate strings before launching the program specified by the BROWSER environment variable, which might allow remote attackers to conduct argument-injection attacks via a crafted URL. NOTE: This issue is being disputed as not being a vulnerability because “the current version of white_dune (1.369 at https://wdune.ourproject.org/) do not use a "BROWSER environment variable". Instead, the "browser" variable is read from the $HOME/.dunerc file (or from the M$Windows registry). It is configurable in the "options" menu. The default is chosen in the ./configure script, which tests various programs, first tested is "xdg-open".”

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 8.8

Status

Package Release Status
whitedune
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needed

Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Needed

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Needed

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needed

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Needed

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was needed)