CVE-2017-17514

NameCVE-2017-17514
Description** DISPUTED ** boxes.c in nip2 8.4.0 does not validate strings before launching the program specified by the BROWSER environment variable, which might allow remote attackers to conduct argument-injection attacks via a crafted URL. NOTE: a software maintainer indicates that this product does not use the BROWSER environment variable.
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NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
nip2 (PTS)wheezy7.28.4-1vulnerable
jessie7.40.4-1vulnerable
buster, sid, stretch8.4.0-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
nip2source(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

https://sources.debian.org/src/nip2/8.4.0-1/src/boxes.c/?hl=727#L727

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