feh: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201110-08

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in feh, the worst of which leading to remote passive code execution.

Affected Packages

media-gfx/feh on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.12
Unaffected versions >= 1.12

Background

feh is a fast, lightweight imageviewer using imlib2.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in feh. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A malicious entity might entice a user to visit a URL using the --wget-timestamp option, thus executing arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters; a malicious local user could perform a symlink attack and overwrite arbitrary files.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All feh users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/feh-1.12"
 

References

Release Date
October 13, 2011

Latest Revision
October 13, 2011: 2

Severity
high

Exploitable
local, remote

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