Gentoo: 201309-19 TPP: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo A vulnerability in TPP might allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201309-19
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: TPP: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
     Date: September 25, 2013
     Bugs: #474018
       ID: 201309-19

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in TPP might allow a remote attacker to execute
arbitrary code.

Background
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TPP is an ncurses-based text presentation tool.

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  app-office/tpp              < 1.3.1-r2               >= 1.3.1-r2

Description
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TPP templates may contain a --exec clause, the contents of which are
automatically executed without confirmation from the user.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file
using TPP, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All TPP users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/tpp-1.3.1-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2013-2208
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-2208

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201309-19.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

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