Insufficient input validation in Newsbeuter may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary shell commands.
|Package||net-news/newsbeuter on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.9-r3|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.9-r3|
Newsbeuter is a RSS/Atom feed reader for the text console.
Newsbeuter does not properly escape shell meta-characters in the title and description of RSS feeds when bookmarking.
A remote attacker, by enticing a user to open a feed with specially crafted URLs, could possibly execute arbitrary shell commands with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Newsbeuter users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-news/newsbeuter-2.9-r3"
January 17, 2018
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