TPP: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 201309-19

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

Affected Packages

app-office/tpp on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.3.1-r2
Unaffected versions >= 1.3.1-r2

Background

TPP is an ncurses-based text presentation tool.

Description

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

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All TPP users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

References

Release Date
September 25, 2013

Latest Revision
September 25, 2013: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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