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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200611-17] fvwm: fvwm-menu-directory fvwm command injection

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
fvwm: fvwm-menu-directory fvwm command injection

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200611-17
(fvwm: fvwm-menu-directory fvwm command injection)


Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered that
fvwm-menu-directory does not sufficiently sanitise directory names
prior to generating menus.

Impact

A local attacker who can convince an fvwm-menu-directory user to browse
a directory they control could cause fvwm commands to be executed with
the rights of the fvwm user. Fvwm commands can be used to execute
arbitrary shell commands.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5969


Solution:
All fvwm users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-wm/fvwm-2.5.18-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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