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RHSA-2009:0018: xterm security update

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RHSA-2009:0018: xterm security update

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
01/02/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/22/2009
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The xterm program is a terminal emulator for the X Window System.A flaw was found in the xterm handling of Device Control Request StatusString (DECRQSS) escape sequences. An attacker could create a malicioustext file (or log entry, if unfiltered) that could run arbitrary commandsif read by a victim inside an xterm window. (CVE-2008-2383)All xterm users are advised to upgrade to the updated package, whichcontains a backported patch to resolve this issue. All running instances ofxterm must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-xterm

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