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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
27 February 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2017-17512
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USN-3584-1: sensible-utils vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3584-1
26th February, 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
sensible-utils could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a
sensible-utils - Utilities for sensible alternative selection
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
To update your system, please follow these instructions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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