GLSA-201405-28 : xmonad-contrib: Arbitrary code execution

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201405-28
(xmonad-contrib: Arbitrary code execution)

A vulnerability in the Xmonad.Hooks.DynamicLog module could allow a
malicious website with a specially crafted title to inject commands into
the title bar which would be executed when the bar is clicked.

Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or cause a Denial of
Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All xmonad-contrib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-wm/xmonad-contrib-0.11.2'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74234 ()

Bugtraq ID: 61491

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1436

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