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RHSA-2009:0019: hanterm-xf security update

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RHSA-2009:0019: hanterm-xf 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
07/12/2017

Description

An updated hanterm-xf package to correct a security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Hanterm is a replacement for xterm, a X Window System terminal emulator, that supports Hangul input and output. A flaw was found in the Hanterm handling of Device Control Request Status String (DECRQSS) escape sequences. An attacker could create a malicious text file (or log entry, if unfiltered) that could run arbitrary commands if read by a victim inside a Hanterm window. (CVE-2008-2383) All hanterm-xf users are advised to upgrade to the updated package, which contains a backported patch to resolve this issue. All running instances of hanterm must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-hanterm-xf

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