DescriptionThe xatitv program in the gatos package does not properly drop root privileges when the configuration file does not exist, which allows local users to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a system call.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

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Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
gatos (PTS)stretch, sid, jessie, wheezy0.0.5-19fixed

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