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USN-962-1: VTE vulnerability

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
08/05/2010
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/06/2013
Modified
07/09/2020

Description

The vte_sequence_handler_window_manipulation function in vteseq.c in libvte (aka libvte9) in VTE 0.25.1 and earlier, as used in gnome-terminal, does not properly handle escape sequences, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands or obtain potentially sensitive information via a (1) window title or (2) icon title sequence. NOTE: this issue exists because of a CVE-2003-0070 regression.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-libvte9

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