USN-3584-1: sensible-utils vulnerability

26 February 2018

sensible-utils could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a malicious URL.




Gabriel Corona discovered that sensible-utils incorrectly validated strings
when launcher a browser with the sensible-browser tool. A remote attacker
could possibly use this issue with a specially crafted URL to conduct an
argument injection attack and execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.