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Gentoo alert 201405-28 (xmonad-contrib)

From:  Sergey Popov <pinkbyte@gentoo.org>
To:  gentoo-announce@gentoo.org
Subject:  [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201405-28 ] xmonad-contrib: Arbitrary code execution
Date:  Wed, 28 May 2014 10:52:10 +0400
Message-ID:  <5385879A.1060903@gentoo.org>

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201405-28 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://security.gentoo.org/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Severity: Normal Title: xmonad-contrib: Arbitrary code execution Date: May 28, 2014 Bugs: #478288 ID: 201405-28 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Synopsis ======== A remote command injection vulnerability has been discovered in xmonad-contrib. Background ========== xmonad-contrib is a set of third party tiling algorithms, configurations, and scripts for xmonad. Affected packages ================= ------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 x11-wm/xmonad-contrib < 0.11.2 >= 0.11.2 Description =========== A vulnerability in the Xmonad.Hooks.DynamicLog module could allow a malicious website with a specially crafted title to inject commands into the title bar which would be executed when the bar is clicked. Impact ====== A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition. Workaround ========== There is no known workaround at this time. Resolution ========== All xmonad-contrib users should upgrade to the latest version: # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-wm/xmonad-contrib-0.11.2" References ========== [ 1 ] CVE-2013-1436 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-1436 Availability ============ This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201405-28.xml Concerns? ========= Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at https://bugs.gentoo.org. License ======= Copyright 2014 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s). The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5


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