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authorAaron Bauman <bman@gentoo.org>2018-01-17 08:45:48 -0500
committerAaron Bauman <bman@gentoo.org>2018-01-17 08:45:48 -0500
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+<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
+<!DOCTYPE glsa SYSTEM "http://www.gentoo.org/dtd/glsa.dtd">
+<glsa id="201801-18">
+ <title>Newsbeuter: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code</title>
+ <synopsis>Insufficient input validation in Newsbeuter may allow remote
+ attackers to execute arbitrary shell commands.
+ </synopsis>
+ <product type="ebuild">newsbeuter</product>
+ <announced>2018-01-17</announced>
+ <revised count="1">2018-01-17</revised>
+ <bug>628796</bug>
+ <access>remote</access>
+ <affected>
+ <package name="net-news/newsbeuter" auto="yes" arch="*">
+ <unaffected range="ge">2.9-r3</unaffected>
+ <vulnerable range="lt">2.9-r3</vulnerable>
+ </package>
+ </affected>
+ <background>
+ <p>Newsbeuter is a RSS/Atom feed reader for the text console.</p>
+ </background>
+ <description>
+ <p>Newsbeuter does not properly escape shell meta-characters in the title
+ and description of RSS feeds when bookmarking.
+ </p>
+ </description>
+ <impact type="normal">
+ <p>A remote attacker, by enticing a user to open a feed with specially
+ crafted URLs, could possibly execute arbitrary shell commands with the
+ privileges of the user running the application.
+ </p>
+ </impact>
+ <workaround>
+ <p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
+ </workaround>
+ <resolution>
+ <p>All Newsbeuter users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
+
+ <code>
+ # emerge --sync
+ # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=net-news/newsbeuter-2.9-r3"
+ </code>
+ </resolution>
+ <references>
+ <uri link="https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-12904">CVE-2017-12904</uri>
+ </references>
+ <metadata tag="requester" timestamp="2017-09-12T02:38:59Z">chrisadr</metadata>
+ <metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="2018-01-17T13:45:37Z">b-man</metadata>
+</glsa>