Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : mime-support vulnerability (USN-2453-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Timothy D. Morgan discovered that the run-mailcap tool incorrectly
filtered certain shell metacharacters in filenames. If a user or
automated system were tricked into opening a file with a specially
crafted filename, a remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary
code.

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 mime-support package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80411 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71797

CVE ID: CVE-2014-7209

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