Upstream information

CVE-2018-20167 at MITRE

Description

Terminology before 1.3.1 allows Remote Code Execution because popmedia is mishandled, as demonstrated by an unsafe "cat README.md" command when \e}pn is used. A popmedia control sequence can allow the malicious execution of executable file formats registered in the X desktop share MIME types (/usr/share/applications). The control sequence defers unknown file types to the handle_unknown_media() function, which executes xdg-open against the filename specified in the sequence. The use of xdg-open for all unknown file types allows executable file formats with a registered shared MIME type to be executed. An attacker can achieve remote code execution by introducing an executable file and a plain text file containing the control sequence through a fake software project (e.g., in Git or a tarball). When the control sequence is rendered (such as with cat), the executable file will be run.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 6.8
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.8
Vector AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1119819 [NEW]

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