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

High 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: High

ID: 106117

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201801-18.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Published: 2018/01/18

Updated: 2018/06/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12904

GLSA: 201801-18