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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-16667: Back In Time: Command injection

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-16667: Back In Time: Command injection

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
11/08/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
01/08/2018
Modified
01/08/2018

Description

backintime (aka Back in Time) before 1.1.24 did improper escaping/quoting of file paths used as arguments to the 'notify-send' command, leading to some parts of file paths being executed as shell commands within an os.system call in qt4/plugins/notifyplugin.py. This could allow an attacker to craft an unreadable file with a specific name to run arbitrary shell commands.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-app-backup-backintime

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