[USN-6141-1] xfce4-settings vulnerability

David Fernandez Gonzalez david.fernandezgonzalez at canonical.com
Tue Jun 6 09:50:07 UTC 2023

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6141-1
June 06, 2023

xfce4-settings vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 22.10
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS


xfce4-settings could be made to run programs with arbitrary arguments
if it received specially crafted input.

Software Description:
- xfce4-settings: graphical application for managing Xfce settings


Robin Peraglie and Johannes Moritz discovered that xfce4-settings
incorrectly parsed quoted input when processed through xdg-open.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to inject
arbitrary arguments into the default browser or file manager.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 22.10:
   xfce4-settings                  4.16.2-1ubuntu2.22.10.1

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
   xfce4-settings                  4.16.2-1ubuntu2.22.04.1

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


Package Information:

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