GLSA 201405-28: xmonad-contrib: Arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 05/28/2014 08:54 AM

A xmonad-contrib update has been released for Gentoo Linux

GLSA 201405-28: xmonad-contrib: Arbitrary code execution


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201405-28
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: xmonad-contrib: Arbitrary code execution
Date: May 28, 2014
Bugs: #478288
ID: 201405-28

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Synopsis
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A remote command injection vulnerability has been discovered in
xmonad-contrib.

Background
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xmonad-contrib is a set of third party tiling algorithms,
configurations, and scripts for xmonad.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 x11-wm/xmonad-contrib < 0.11.2 >= 0.11.2

Description
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A vulnerability in the Xmonad.Hooks.DynamicLog module could allow a
malicious website with a specially crafted title to inject commands
into the title bar which would be executed when the bar is clicked.

Impact
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A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or cause a Denial of
Service condition.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All xmonad-contrib users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-wm/xmonad-contrib-0.11.2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2013-1436
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-1436

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201405-28.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2014 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5




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