March 22, 2001

Linux Mandrake - licq problems

Author: JT Smith

"Versions of Licq prior to 1.0.3 have a vulnerability involving the way Licq parses received URLs. The received URLs are passed to the web browser without any sanity checking by using the system() function. Because of the lack of checks on the URL, remote attackers can pipe other commands with the sent URLs causing the client to unwillingly execute arbitrary commands. The URL parsing code has been fixed in the most recent 1.0.3 version." Full details at Help Net Security.

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