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CESA-2007:0701: xterm security update

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CESA-2007:0701: xterm security update

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
08/27/2007
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

An updated xterm package that corrects a security issue is now available for CentOS Linux 4. This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The xterm program is a terminal emulator for the X Window System. It provides DEC VT102 and Tektronix 4014 compatible terminals for programs that cannot use the window system directly. A bug was found in the way xterm packages were built that caused the pseudo-terminal device files of the xterm emulated terminals to be owned by the incorrect group. This flaw did not affect CentOS Linux 4 Update 4 and earlier. (CVE-2007-2797) All users of xterm are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a patch to correct this issue.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-xterm

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