Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : mime-support vulnerability (USN-2453-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 80411


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Timothy D. Morgan discovered that the run-mailcap tool incorrectly filtered certain shell metacharacters in filenames. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a file with a specially crafted filename, a remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected mime-support package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80411

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2453-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/01/08

Modified: 2016/05/24

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:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mime-support, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7209

BID: 71797

OSVDB: 116514

USN: 2453-1