Debian Security Advisory

DSA-5296-1 xfce4-settings -- security update

Date Reported:
06 Dec 2022
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 1023732.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2022-45062.
More information:

Robin Peraglie and Johannes Moritz discovered an argument injection bug in the xfce4-mime-helper component of xfce4-settings, which can be exploited using the xdg-open common tool. Since xdg-open is used by multiple standard applications for opening links, this bug could be exploited by an attacker to run arbitrary code on an user machine by providing a malicious PDF file with specifically crafted links.

For the stable distribution (bullseye), this problem has been fixed in version 4.16.0-1+deb11u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your xfce4-settings packages.

For the detailed security status of xfce4-settings please refer to its security tracker page at: