GLSA-200708-07 : Xfce Terminal: Remote arbitrary code execution

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200708-07
(Xfce Terminal: Remote arbitrary code execution)

Lasse Karkkainen discovered that the function terminal_helper_execute()
in file terminal-helper.c does not properly escape the URIs before
processing.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted link,
possibly leading to the remote execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running Xfce Terminal. Note that the exploit
code depends on the browser used to open the crafted link.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200708-07.xml

Solution :

All Xfce Terminal users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-terms/terminal-0.2.6_p25931'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:P/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25872 (gentoo_GLSA-200708-07.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3770