Slackware 12.2 / current : xdg-utils (SSA:2009-033-01)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35577


The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.


New xdg-utils packages are available for Slackware 12.2 and -current to fix security issues. Applications that use /etc/mailcap could be tricked into running an arbitrary script through xdg-open, and a separate flaw in xdg-open could allow the execution of arbitrary commands embedded in untrusted input provided to xdg-open.


Update the affected xdg-utils package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35577

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2009-033-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/02/03

Modified: 2016/12/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:xdg-utils, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:12.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Patch Publication Date: 2009/02/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0386, CVE-2009-0068

SSA: 2009-033-01

CWE: 20, 94