DescriptionXdg-utils 1.0.2 and earlier allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a URL argument to (1) xdg-open or (2) xdg-email.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
xdg-utils (PTS)buster1.1.3-1+deb10u1fixed
sid, trixie, bookworm, bullseye1.1.3-4.1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
xdg-utilssource(unstable)(not affected)


- xdg-utils <not-affected> (Ships a patch that modifies the vulnerable code and uses sed secure)
xdg-open-generic replaces the vulnerable code and runs view-mailcap or sensible-browser

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