Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : sensible-utils vulnerability (USN-3584-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 107023
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionGabriel Corona discovered that sensible-utils incorrectly validated strings when launcher a browser with the sensible-browser tool. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue with a specially crafted URL to conduct an argument injection attack and execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected sensible-utils package.