Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : xfce4-terminal vulnerability (USN-497-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Lasse Karkkainen discovered that the Xfce Terminal did not correctly
escape shell meta-characters during 'Open Link' actions. If a remote
attacker tricked a user into opening a specially crafted URI, they
could execute arbitrary commands with the user's privileges.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected xfce4-terminal package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28100 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3770