DescriptionIn Miller (command line utility) using the configuration file support introduced in version 5.9.0, it is possible for an attacker to cause Miller to run arbitrary code by placing a malicious `.mlrrc` file in the working directory. See linked GitHub Security Advisory for complete details. A fix is ready and will be released as Miller 5.9.1.
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NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs969467

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
miller (PTS)stretch4.5.0-1fixed
bullseye, sid5.10.0-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
millersourcestretch(not affected)
millersourcebuster(not affected)


[buster] - miller <not-affected> (Introduced in 5.9.0)
[stretch] - miller <not-affected> (Introduced in 5.9.0)

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