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RHSA-2007:0701: xterm security update

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RHSA-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
03/10/2008
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

An updated xterm package that corrects a security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise 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 Red Hat Enterprise 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)

  • redhat-upgrade-xterm

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