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An exo security update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux 10 and 11 to address an issue that allows to executing remote .desktop files.

DSA 5164-1: exo security update

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-5164-1 Yves-Alexis Perez
June 18, 2022
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Package : exo
CVE ID : CVE-2022-32278
Debian Bug : 1013129

It was discovered that exo, a support library for the Xfce desktop environment,
would allow executing remote .desktop files. In some scenario, an attacker
could use this vulnerability to trick an user an execute arbitrary code on the
platform with the privileges of that user.

For the oldstable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed
in version 0.12.4-1+deb10u1.

For the stable distribution (bullseye), this problem has been fixed in
version 4.16.0-1+deb11u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your exo packages.

For the detailed security status of exo please refer to
its security tracker page at:

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