RHEL 4 : xterm (RHSA-2007:0701)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

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.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-2797.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0701.html

Solution :

Update the affected xterm package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28236 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2797