Xfce Terminal terminal_helper_execute() command execution
|xfce-terminalhelper-command-execution (35379)||High Risk|
Xfce Terminal could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the vulnerable system, caused by a vulnerability in the terminal_helper_execute() function which discloses sensitive information. By persuading a victim to open a malicious URL using the "Open Link" function, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute shell commands or obtain sensitive information.
For Gentoo Linux (terminal):
Refer to GLSA 200708-07 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.
For Ubuntu Linux (xfce4-terminal):
Refer to USN-497-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.
For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.
- Gentoo Bugzilla Bug 184886: xfce-extra/terminal: URL handling allows remote shell command execution.
- Xfce Terminal Web site: Xfce Terminal.
- BID-24889: Xfce-Terminal Remote Command Injection Vulnerability
- CVE-2007-3770: The terminal_helper_execute function in terminal/terminal.c in Xfce Terminal 0.2.6 allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a crafted link, as demonstrated using the Open Link functionality.
- DSA-1393: xfce4-terminal -- insecure execution
- GLSA-200708-07: Xfce Terminal: Remote arbitrary code execution
- OSVDB ID: 38082: Xfce Terminal terminal/terminal.c terminal_helper_execute FunctionOpen Crafted Link Command Injection
- SA26037: Xfce Terminal "Open Link" Command Injection Security Issue
- USN-497-1: xfce4-terminal vulnerability
- Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
- Canonical Ubuntu 6.10
- Canonical Ubuntu 7.04
- Debian Debian Linux 4.0
- FedoraProject Fedora Core 6
- Gentoo Linux
- Mozilla Firefox
- os-cillation e.K Xfce Terminal 0.2.6
Jul 10, 2007
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