Bug 833483 (CVE-2012-2085) - CVE-2012-2085 gajim: Execute command helper improperly sanitizing 'command' argument, leading to remote code execution
Summary: CVE-2012-2085 gajim: Execute command helper improperly sanitizing 'command' a...
Alias: CVE-2012-2085
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 833485
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Reported: 2012-06-19 14:50 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:53 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-08-06 09:21:06 UTC

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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2012-06-19 14:50:42 UTC
A code injection flaw was found in the way execute command helper method of Gajim, a Jabber client written in PyGTK, performed sanitization of the 'command' parameter. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted link, that when visited by Gajim user would lead to gajim executable crash or, potentially, arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running the executable.

Upstream ticket:
[1] https://trac.gajim.org/ticket/7031

Relevant patches:
[2] https://trac.gajim.org/changeset/bc296e96ac10
[3] https://trac.gajim.org/changeset/d19b82b8763b

Other references:
[4] http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2012/q2/34

Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-06-19 14:53:49 UTC
While this issue has been previously corrected in the versions of the gajim package, as shipped with Fedora release of 15, 16, 17, and as shipped with Fedora EPEL 6, it still affects the version of the gajim package, as shipped with Fedora EPEL 5. Please schedule an update.

Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-06-19 14:55:14 UTC
Created gajim tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: epel-5 [bug 833485]

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-07-07 19:30:13 UTC
gajim-0.12.5-1.el5.2 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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