Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 16:26:50 +0100 From: Nico Golde <oss-security+ml@...lde.de> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: was: SA29489 CenterIM URL handling flaw Hi, * Nico Golde <oss-security+ml@...lde.de> [2008-03-25 16:25]: > * Lubomir Kundrak <lkundrak@...hat.com> [2008-03-24 15:08]: > > Ad SA29489  "CenterIM URL Parsing Command Execution Vulnerability" > > > > CenterIM does completely nothing with received URLs. Maybe the > > unfortuate "exploit writer" was using XFCE Terminal , or a terminal > > emulator with a similar problem. > > That's partly true. While centerim has no special URL > handler to handle incoming urls it does provide the ability > to list urls in a message by pressing F2. If you press enter > on one of these urls it tries to open it in an external > browser and executes the other commands as well. > > You see the commands in the URL however so I think the > impact of this is like sending someone a message with > "please type rm -rf ~ in your shell" so the secunia rating > is a bit beyond the actual impact. upstream patch: http://repo.or.cz/w/centerim.git?a=blobdiff_plain;f=src/icqconf.cc;fp=src/icqconf.cc;hb=b28c6deaef58eb685a2d747b28b6a572122730d4;hpb=ad6ad53ebf791f97cb7337dc79ab2ce8ccb1246f Cheers Nico -- Nico Golde - http://www.ngolde.de - nion@...ber.ccc.de - GPG: 0x73647CFF For security reasons, all text in this mail is double-rot13 encrypted. Content of type "application/pgp-signature" skipped
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