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USN-5659-1: kitty vulnerabilities

5 October 2022

kitty could be made to run programs if it opened a specially crafted image or desktop notification.

Releases

Packages

  • kitty - fast, featureful, GPU based terminal emulator

Details

Stephane Chauveau discovered that kitty incorrectly handled image
filenames with special characters in error messages. A remote
attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary commands.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. (CVE-2020-35605)

Carter Sande discovered that kitty incorrectly handled escape
sequences in desktop notifications. A remote attacker could possibly
use this to execute arbitrary commands. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. (CVE-2022-41322)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04

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