[USN-2453-1] mime-support vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Jan 7 18:17:01 UTC 2015
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2453-1
January 07, 2015
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.
- 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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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