Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : xdg-utils (MDVSA-2008:031)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36549


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability was found in xdg-open and xdg-email commands, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands if the user is tricked into trying to open a maliciously crafted URL.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent the issue.


Update the affected xdg-utils package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36549

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-031.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2014/02/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xdg-utils, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0386

BID: 27528

MDVSA: 2008:031

CWE: 20