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[SECURITY] [DSA 4071-1] sensible-utils security update

Posted on 21 December 2017
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-4071-1 Salvatore Bonaccorso
December 21, 2017
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Package : sensible-utils
CVE ID : CVE-2017-17512
Debian Bug : 881767

Gabriel Corona reported that sensible-browser from sensible-utils, a
collection of small utilities used to sensibly select and spawn an
appropriate browser, editor or pager, does not validate strings before
launching the program specified by the BROWSER environment variable,
potentially allowing a remote attacker to conduct argument-injection
attacks if a user is tricked into processing a specially crafted URL.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed
in version 0.0.9+deb8u1.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.0.9+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your sensible-utils packages.

For the detailed security status of sensible-utils please refer to its
security tracker page at:

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