DSA 1393-1: New xfce4-terminal packages fix arbitrary command execution
Posted on: 10/24/2007 05:15 AM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1393-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Steve Kemp
October 23rd, 2007 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : xfce4-terminal
Vulnerability : insecure execution
Problem type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2007-3770
Debian Bug : 437454


It was discovered that xfce-terminal, a terminal emulater for the xfce
environment, did not correctly escape arguments passed to the processes
spawned by "Open Link". This allowed malicious links to execute arbitary
commands upon the local system.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version
0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version
0.2.6-3.

We recommend that you upgrade your xfce4-terminal package.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 973 a767bcd32857b6dcaf9408bdb4de3f4d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 13295 a1acf7fdea075e053c0bd84d0c8348f1
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 1931925 25f5c03da6d048f68db208ac97cd4b78

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1243092 c55bded377b1649d1ee5974e050c31ba

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1235646 e15c9137067ee951ac59a97dd5408ef8

arm architecture (ARM)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1229456 0aad07c1e2d8b4ee9aef6d14a18122aa

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1235794 ac1de3bf6a19a6ef9606c4c9d49980bf

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1231226 9bd92a74e55983f42062b905cb075b76

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1260480 2d3fdb96fad9b22c9735fb1814d66b1f

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1229220 57c8120bc3bfda7d06b2f45a4689eddc

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1228860 82f722ba9179ab366db71870272d0ce5

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1228390 1d71e441159f19e6a0590791cbcae7b0

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1233762 1768822b2d7f3b58aba7746bd7a646e3

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xfce4-terminal/xfce4-terminal_0.2.5.6rc1-2etch1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1226378 7f230e00b3ed8fb6f64445af8ec0f489


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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