GLSA-201701-09 : Xdg-Utils: Command injection

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96240


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-09 (Xdg-Utils: Command injection)

An eval injection vulnerability was discovered in Xdg-Utils.
Impact :

A context-dependent attacker could execute arbitrary code via the URL argument to xdg-open.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Xdg-Utils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-misc/xdg-utils-1.1.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96240

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201701-09.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/01/03

Modified: 2017/01/03

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:gentoo:linux:xdg-utils, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9622

GLSA: 201701-09