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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3584-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3584-1
Posted Feb 26, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3584-1 - 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.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-17512
SHA-256 | c5f78e5a05cab518c15e4395053c786bc2d75b96e73fc9c6895d5cd6283525fd

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3584-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3584-1
February 26, 2018

sensible-utils vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 17.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

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

Software Description:
- sensible-utils: Utilities for sensible alternative selection

Details:

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:
sensible-utils 0.0.10ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
sensible-utils 0.0.9ubuntu0.16.04.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
sensible-utils 0.0.9ubuntu0.14.04.1

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3584-1
CVE-2017-17512

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sensible-utils/0.0.10ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sensible-utils/0.0.9ubuntu0.16.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sensible-utils/0.0.9ubuntu0.14.04.1

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