GLSA-201801-18 : Newsbeuter: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106117


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201801-18 (Newsbeuter: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Newsbeuter does not properly escape shell meta-characters in the title and description of RSS feeds when bookmarking.
Impact :

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to open a feed with specially crafted URLs, could possibly execute arbitrary shell commands with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Newsbeuter users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-news/newsbeuter-2.9-r3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106117

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201801-18.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2018/01/18

Modified: 2018/01/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:newsbeuter, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/17

Reference Information

GLSA: 201801-18