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GLSA 202305-05 : xfce4-settings: Browser Argument Injection


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 202305-05
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  https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: xfce4-settings: Browser Argument Injection
Date: May 03, 2023
Bugs: #880257
ID: 202305-05

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been discovered in xfce4-settings which could result
in universal cross site scripting ("uXSS").

Background
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xfce4-settings contains the configuration system for the Xfce desktop
environment.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 xfce-base/xfce4-settings < 4.17.1 >= 4.17.1

Description
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xfce4-settings does not sufficiently sanitize URLs opened via xdg4-mime-
helper-tool (which is called when a user clicks a link in e.g. Firefox).

Impact
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The vulnerability can be leveraged into 1-click universal cross site
scripting in some browsers, or potentially other unspecified impact.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All xfce4-settings users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=xfce-base/xfce4-settings-4.17.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2022-45062
  https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2022-45062

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

  https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202305-05

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 2023 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.

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