Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3947-1 newsbeuter -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 18 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 the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.8-2+deb8u1.
For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.9-5+deb9u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your newsbeuter packages.