openSUSE-SU-2018:1596-1: important: Security update for xdg-utils

openSUSE Security Update: Security update for xdg-utils

Announcement ID: openSUSE-SU-2018:1596-1
Rating: important
References: #1093086
Cross-References: CVE-2017-18266
Affected Products:
openSUSE Leap 15.0

An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.


This update for xdg-utils fixes this security issues:

– CVE-2017-18266: The open_envvar function in xdg-open did not validate
strings launching the program specified by the BROWSER environment
variable, which might allowed remote attackers to conduct
argument-injection attacks via a crafted URL (bsc#1093086).

Patch Instructions:

To install this openSUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods
like YaST online_update or “zypper patch”.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

– openSUSE Leap 15.0:

zypper in -t patch openSUSE-2018-573=1

Package List:

– openSUSE Leap 15.0 (noarch):



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