[USN-2453-1] mime-support vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Jan 7 18:17:01 UTC 2015

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2453-1
January 07, 2015

mime-support vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


run-mailcap could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a
specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- mime-support: MIME support programs


Timothy D. Morgan discovered that the run-mailcap tool incorrectly filtered
certain shell metacharacters in filenames. If a user or automated system
were tricked into opening a file with a specially-crafted filename, a
remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.10:
  mime-support                    3.55ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  mime-support                    3.54ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  mime-support                    3.51-1ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  mime-support                    3.48-1ubuntu1.1

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


Package Information:

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 819 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
URL: <https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/attachments/20150107/54f7228d/attachment.sig>

More information about the ubuntu-security-announce mailing list