Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : mime-support vulnerability (USN-2453-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 80411
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionTimothy 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected mime-support package.