27 February 2018
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 =========================================================================== AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution ESB-2018.0569 sensible-utils vulnerability 27 February 2018 =========================================================================== AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary --------------------------------- Product: sensible-utils Publisher: Ubuntu Operating System: Ubuntu Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction Resolution: Patch/Upgrade CVE Names: CVE-2017-17512 Reference: ESB-2017.3260 Original Bulletin: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3584-1 - --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- USN-3584-1: sensible-utils vulnerability Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3584-1 26th February, 2018 sensible-utils vulnerability A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: Ubuntu 17.10 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Summary sensible-utils could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a malicious URL. Software description sensible-utils - Utilities for sensible alternative selection Details Gabriel Corona discovered that sensible-utils incorrectly validated strings when launcher a browser with the sensible-browser tool. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue with a specially crafted URL to conduct an argument injection attack and execute arbitrary code. Update instructions The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version: Ubuntu 17.10: sensible-utils 0.0.10ubuntu0.1 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS: sensible-utils 0.0.9ubuntu0.16.04.1 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: sensible-utils 0.0.9ubuntu0.14.04.1 To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes. References CVE-2017-17512 - --------------------------END INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- You have received this e-mail bulletin as a result of your organisation's registration with AusCERT. The mailing list you are subscribed to is maintained within your organisation, so if you do not wish to continue receiving these bulletins you should contact your local IT manager. If you do not know who that is, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward your request to the appropriate person. NOTE: Third Party Rights This security bulletin is provided as a service to AusCERT's members. As AusCERT did not write the document quoted above, AusCERT has had no control over its content. The decision to follow or act on information or advice contained in this security bulletin is the responsibility of each user or organisation, and should be considered in accordance with your organisation's site policies and procedures. AusCERT takes no responsibility for consequences which may arise from following or acting on information or advice contained in this security bulletin. NOTE: This is only the original release of the security bulletin. It may not be updated when updates to the original are made. If downloading at a later date, it is recommended that the bulletin is retrieved directly from the author's website to ensure that the information is still current. Contact information for the authors of the original document is included in the Security Bulletin above. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact them directly. Previous advisories and external security bulletins can be retrieved from: https://www.auscert.org.au/bulletins/ =========================================================================== Australian Computer Emergency Response Team The University of Queensland Brisbane Qld 4072 Internet Email: email@example.com Facsimile: (07) 3365 7031 Telephone: (07) 3365 4417 (International: +61 7 3365 4417) AusCERT personnel answer during Queensland business hours which are GMT+10:00 (AEST). On call after hours for member emergencies only. =========================================================================== -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Comment: http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=1967 iQIVAwUBWpTeXIx+lLeg9Ub1AQjZyQ//cFTNcqmTONrldYZ7ym7QhQ7Px9akSLs9 J4IeZnkkeA6lcVfCXdCbp9qrJS8YGHgf1c5qE1dKjcIu6vaRf5EcaQXU7W5yytd8 h+IuLBCOJJPGRvPABug5CAVB5+6GwM21AZsvAadwJGSjVshGmWJ7tfMkOshZhcBf 9bQotk4MeyOb5K8rcM7pOYa7s3C5PK7MKfF/JSsE9u+fU35+4Jydun4Kg3zkeOI5 QWkvPsD8V2xu+f72H5ugfZC+YFHrqUS0KGpFN3aJb9CVmcZDlXc1Zh0M9MtTegdk lxbsd9R1u8L56WCPM+zWIYhV9CDvB8MtxEN9MN5FhSios59g7AZ+W/NUgCgLxFa1 rzW2Ttp7fsrTohSe/h0EQJnvZgtlZbBpJzSP7H15wXLwl8Y2oc76Fl1a4CrJNCZY fh9J4rLYJnPwyZBjIwwbQzAwkKKXbeJuhOG3t5AfnLlzCiX9XrkxjVJxkvRZOCeI j5HRVXJ2xXwmZb1TUxR3Z8bKwEqEFf1HapSuwZT2aYecfnYgXwXOyjdmsKq/wbXq w0Cb6Fa5Qs1sHQDtA9qmlp5s0PPF0QJA7KUKCLJ+izRzTptl1e2cqhHMkFh9ObhY r53I979mO7ptAamPsbgOjp8JS/Bw+ZnSeeq/K8hhAq4aoqIf9e0dIIap8GxQebgh /05h8NCb3AY= =StW3 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----