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Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 16:26:50 +0100
From: Nico Golde <>
Subject: Re: was: SA29489 CenterIM URL handling flaw

* Nico Golde <> [2008-03-25 16:25]:
> * Lubomir Kundrak <> [2008-03-24 15:08]:
> > Ad SA29489 [1] "CenterIM URL Parsing Command Execution Vulnerability"
> > 
> > CenterIM does completely nothing with received URLs. Maybe the
> > unfortuate "exploit writer" was using XFCE Terminal [2], 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.

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