GLSA-201801-20 : Fossil: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106429
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201801-20 (Fossil: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
Fossil does not properly validate SSH sync protocol URLs.
A remote attacker, by enticing a user to open a specially crafted URL, could possibly execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Fossil users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-vcs/fossil-2.4'