Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : xfce4-terminal vulnerability (USN-497-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 28100
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionLasse Karkkainen discovered that the Xfce Terminal did not correctly escape shell meta-characters during 'Open Link' actions. If a remote attacker tricked a user into opening a specially crafted URI, they could execute arbitrary commands with the user's privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected xfce4-terminal package.