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Bug 467262 (CVE-2013-2012) - <app-shells/autojump-21.3.0-r1: autojump profile will load random stuff from a directory called custom_install (CVE-2013-2012)
Summary: <app-shells/autojump-21.3.0-r1: autojump profile will load random stuff from ...
Alias: CVE-2013-2012
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal trivial (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: ~4 [noglsa]
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-04-25 19:31 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2013-05-10 17:20 UTC (History)
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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2013-04-25 19:31:07 UTC
From ${URL} :

  a security flaw was found in the way autojump, a tool for faster filesystem
navigation from the command line, used to honour content of custom_install
directory when global and local autojump installations were not found,
and $SHELL variable was unset or set to different value than bash or zsh.
If an unsuspecting autojump user was tricked into running autojump script
from the directory a local attacker has write access to, this flaw could be
used for arbitrary (Python) code execution with the privileges of the user
running the autojump binary / script.

Relevant (final) upstream patches are as follows:


@maintainer(s): after the bump, in case we need to stabilize the package, please say explicitly if it is ready for the stabilization or not
Comment 1 Michael Weber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-05-04 10:43:39 UTC
+*autojump-21.3.0-r1 (04 May 2013)
+  04 May 2013; Michael Weber <> +autojump-21.3.0-r1.ebuild,
+  +files/autojump-21.3.0-supported-shells.patch, -autojump-21.3.0.ebuild:
+  Drop old, fix infinity loop sourcing shell=sh (thanks Kamil Kuduk, bug
+  446312), prefix support (thanks Leho Kraav, bug 465226), fix security issue
+  (bug 467262).
Comment 2 Sean Amoss (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2013-05-10 17:20:50 UTC
Closing noglsa for ~arch only.