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Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2008 14:28:18 +0200
From: Nico Golde <>
Subject: Re: CVE id request: newsbeuter

* Nico Golde <> [2008-09-01 12:09]:
> newsbeuter ( 1.1 fixes a security 
> issue that was discovered by J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) and is 
> fixed in svn revision 1429.
> The previous version allowed to execute arbitrary code by a 
> crafted feed URL that is passed as a command line parameter 
> if the URL is opened by an external browser.
> Upstream changelog:
>  1.1:
>         Added a line wrap for the article view's headers and the link list on the bottom (fixes Debian issue #491122)
>         Added test suite for functional tests of the user interface
>         Fixed quoting issue in open-in-browser command
>         ^^^^^
> This issue should affect all newsbeuter versions < 1.1.

Update, it also affects 1.1, the fix is not sufficient, see 
Debian bug #497495. r1445 and r1447 is needed as an 
additional fix which now replaces all ' by their hex 
representations so this affects < 1.2.

Kind regards
Nico Golde - - - GPG: 0x73647CFF
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