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From: Thomas Deutschmann <whissi@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201708-07 ] evilvte: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:19:06
Message-Id: 2643c345-2c88-0cff-3556-4a0adb0513db@gentoo.org
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201708-07
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                                           https://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: evilvte: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
     Date: August 21, 2017
     Bugs: #611290
       ID: 201708-07

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Synopsis
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Improper hypertext validation might allow remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code.

Background
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VTE based, highly customizable terminal emulator

Affected packages
=================

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  x11-terms/evilvte            < 0.5.1                  Vulnerable!
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     NOTE: Certain packages are still vulnerable. Users should migrate
           to another package if one is available or wait for the
           existing packages to be marked stable by their
           architecture maintainers.

Description
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Steve Kemp of Debian identified a flaw in evilvte which does not
properly validate hypertext links.  Please review the Debian bug report
referenced below.

Impact
======

Remote attackers could execute arbitrary code by enticing a user to
click a hyperlink in their terminal.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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Gentoo Security recommends that users unmerge evilvte:

  # emerge --unmerge "x11-terms/evilvte"

References
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[ 1 ] Debian Bug #854585
      https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=854585

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201708-07

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@g.o or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2017 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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