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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Lasse Kärkkäinen 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.

Solution :

Update the affected xfce4-terminal package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28100 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3770