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Ubuntu Security Update USN-3584-1: sensible-utils vulnerability

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  1. LinuxBot

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    Apr 25, 2017
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    sensible-utils vulnerability

    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

    • Ubuntu 17.10
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    sensible-utils could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a malicious URL.

    Software Description

    • sensible-utils - Utilities for sensible alternative selection

    Gabriel Corona discovered that sensible-utils incorrectly validated strings when launcher a browser with the sensible-browser tool. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue with a specially crafted URL to conduct an argument injection attack and execute arbitrary code.

    Update instructions

    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

    Ubuntu 17.10
    sensible-utils - 0.0.10ubuntu0.1
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    sensible-utils - 0.0.9ubuntu0.16.04.1
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    sensible-utils - 0.0.9ubuntu0.14.04.1

    To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


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