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From: Aaron Bauman <bman@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201801-18 ] Newsbeuter: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:47:31
Message-Id: 3285791.M50zSjlTpV@localhost.localdomain
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201801-18
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                                           https://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Newsbeuter: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
     Date: January 17, 2018
     Bugs: #628796
       ID: 201801-18

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Synopsis
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Insufficient input validation in Newsbeuter may allow remote attackers
to execute arbitrary shell commands.

Background
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Newsbeuter is a RSS/Atom feed reader for the text console.

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  net-news/newsbeuter          < 2.9-r3                  >= 2.9-r3 

Description
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Newsbeuter does not properly escape shell meta-characters in the title
and description of RSS feeds when bookmarking.

Impact
======

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to open a feed with specially
crafted URLs, could possibly execute arbitrary shell commands with the
privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Newsbeuter users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-news/newsbeuter-2.9-r3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-12904
      https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-12904

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

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201801-18

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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