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RHSA-2002:009: Updated pine packages are available

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RHSA-2002:009: Updated pine packages are available



Pine (version 4.43 and earlier) as released with all currently supported versions of Red Hat Linux (6.2, 7, 7.1, 7.2), contains a URL handling bug. This bug can allow a malicious attacker to cause arbitrary commands embedded in a URL to be executed on the users system upon attempting to view the URL.

The purpose of this release is to fix a security bug with the treatment of quotes in the URL-handling code. The bug allows a malicious sender to embed commands in a URL. This bug is present in all versions of UNIX Pine 4.43 or earlier. Example: A URL constructed as: http://www.somewhere.com/'touch${IFS}/tmp/foo${IFS}/tmp/bar' would cause the files /tmp/foo and /tmp/bar to be created on the user's machine if the URL is viewed. Thanks to zen-parse for discovering and reporting this problem. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2002-0014 to this issue. All users of Pine are urged to upgrade to this erratum release.


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