DescriptionThe open-in-browser command in newsbeuter before 1.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a feed URL.
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)
ReferencesDTSA-164-1, DTSA-164-2
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
newsbeuter (PTS)jessie (security), jessie2.8-2+deb8u2fixed
stretch (security), stretch2.9-5+deb9u2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


medium as versions < 1.0-1 didn't include a patch to wrap long article URLs so the
crafted part of the URL can be hidden. This of course only affects people not reading
articles in the built-in reader.

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