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- Snyk ID SNYK-PYTHON-PYXDG-174562
- published 1 May 2019
- disclosed 2 Feb 2019
- credit Alexandre D'Hondt
How to fix?
pyxdg to version 0.26 or higher.
pyxdg contains implementations of freedesktop.org standards in python.
Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Arbitrary Command Execution
xdg.Menu.parse() function. When it is possible to craft an evil
menu file with a
Category node containing Python injected code. Then it is possible to update
xdg_config_dirs with its location folder, the evil menu can be parsed and an attacker could exploit the vulnerability. This is due to a lack of sanitization in
xdg/Menu.py. When the evil
menu file is parsed, the injected code is executed because of an unsanitized