xmonad-contrib: Arbitrary code execution — GLSA 201405-28

A remote command injection vulnerability has been discovered in xmonad-contrib.

Affected Packages

x11-wm/xmonad-contrib on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.11.2
Unaffected versions >= 0.11.2

Background

xmonad-contrib is a set of third party tiling algorithms, configurations, and scripts for xmonad.

Description

A vulnerability in the Xmonad.Hooks.DynamicLog module could allow a malicious website with a specially crafted title to inject commands into the title bar which would be executed when the bar is clicked.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All xmonad-contrib users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-wm/xmonad-contrib-0.11.2"
 

References

Release Date
May 28, 2014

Latest Revision
May 28, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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