Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1061-1 newsbeuter -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
19 Aug 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-12904.
More information:

Jeriko One discovered that newsbeuter, a text-mode RSS feed reader, did not properly escape the title and description of a news article when bookmarking it. This allowed a remote attacker to run an arbitrary shell command on the client machine.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2.5-2+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your newsbeuter packages.

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