USN-4649-1: xdg-utils vulnerability

26 November 2020

xdg-utils could be made to expose sensitive information.

Releases

Packages

  • xdg-utils - desktop integration utilities from freedesktop.org

Details

Jens Mueller discovered that xdg-utils incorrectly handled certain URI.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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

References