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URL Handling Security Vulnerability (Linux/Solaris)

1. Impact

If a user running from a shell terminal in Linux or Solaris opens an untrusted URL, malicious code could be arbitrarily executed on the user's computer.

This issue is also described in
Issue ID#: 58013, 72543

2. Affected releases

All 2.x versions prior to 2.2 for Linux and Solaris

All 1.x versions for Linux and Solaris.

3. Symptoms

There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the described issue has been exploited.

4. Relief/Workaround

There is no workaround. See "Resolution" below.

5. Resolution

This issue is addressed in the following releases: 1.5 Patch, 2.2 for Linux (affected system)

Security Home -> Bulletin -> CVE-2007-0239

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