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CVE-2020-27748

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Overview

A flaw was found in the xdg-email component of xdg-utils-1.1.0-rc1 and newer. When handling mailto: URIs, xdg-email allows attachments to be discreetly added via the URI when being passed to Thunderbird. An attacker could potentially send a victim a URI that automatically attaches a sensitive file to a new email. If a victim user does not notice that an attachment was added and sends the email, this could result in sensitive information disclosure. It has been confirmed that the code behind this issue is in xdg-email and not in Thunderbird.

Related Files

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4649-1
Posted Nov 28, 2020
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4649-1 - Jens Mueller discovered that xdg-utils incorrectly handled certain URI. An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2020-27748
MD5 | 595ba1096ac8463cb7b849752a0852e7
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