GLSA-201405-28 : xmonad-contrib: Arbitrary code execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 74234


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201405-28 (xmonad-contrib: Arbitrary code execution)

A vulnerability in the Xmonad.Hooks.DynamicLog module could allow a malicious website with a specially crafted title to inject commands into the title bar which would be executed when the bar is clicked.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All xmonad-contrib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-wm/xmonad-contrib-0.11.2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 74234

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201405-28.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/05/29

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:xmonad-contrib, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/05/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1436

BID: 61491

GLSA: 201405-28