CVE-2008-0386

NameCVE-2008-0386
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, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
xdg-utils (PTS)jessie (security), jessie1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-7.4+deb8u1fixed
stretch (security), stretch1.1.1-1+deb9u1fixed
bullseye, sid, buster1.1.3-1fixed

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

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

Notes

- 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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