Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4649-1 ≈ Packet Storm

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4649-1
November 26, 2020

xdg-utils vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 20.10
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

xdg-utils could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description:
- xdg-utils: desktop integration utilities from freedesktop.org

Details:

Jens Mueller discovered that xdg-utils incorrectly handled certain URI.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 20.10:
xdg-utils 1.1.3-2ubuntu1.20.10.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
xdg-utils 1.1.3-2ubuntu1.20.04.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
xdg-utils 1.1.2-1ubuntu2.4

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
xdg-utils 1.1.1-1ubuntu1.16.04.4

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4649-1
CVE-2020-27748

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xdg-utils/1.1.3-2ubuntu1.20.10.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xdg-utils/1.1.3-2ubuntu1.20.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xdg-utils/1.1.2-1ubuntu2.4
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xdg-utils/1.1.1-1ubuntu1.16.04.4

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