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CVE-2017-18266

Published: 10 May 2018

The open_envvar function in xdg-open in xdg-utils before 1.1.3 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, as demonstrated by %s in this environment variable.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 8.8

Status

Package Release Status
xdg-utils
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (1.1.2-1ubuntu2.2)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (1.1.1-1ubuntu1.16.04.3)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was released [1.1.0~rc1-2ubuntu7.2])
Patches:
Other: https://cgit.freedesktop.org/xdg/xdg-utils/commit/?id=ce802d71c3466d1dbb24f2fe9b6db82a1f899bcb