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Ubuntu: USN-3584-1 (CVE-2017-17512): sensible-utils vulnerability

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Ubuntu: USN-3584-1 (CVE-2017-17512): sensible-utils vulnerability

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
12/11/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/27/2018
Modified
02/27/2018

Description

sensible-browser in sensible-utils before 0.0.11 does not validate strings before launching the program specified by the BROWSER environment variable, which allows remote attackers to conduct argument-injection attacks via a crafted URL, as demonstrated by a --proxy-pac-file argument.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-sensible-utils

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