GLSA-200805-03 : Multiple X11 terminals: Local privilege escalation

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200805-03
(Multiple X11 terminals: Local privilege escalation)

Bernhard R. Link discovered that RXVT opens a terminal on :0 if the
'-display' option is not specified and the DISPLAY environment variable
is not set. Further research by the Gentoo Security Team has shown that
aterm, Eterm, Mrxvt, multi-aterm, rxvt-unicode, and wterm are also
affected.

Impact :

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to hijack X11
terminals of other users.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200805-03.xml

Solution :

All aterm users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-terms/aterm-1.0.1-r1'
All Eterm users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-terms/eterm-0.9.4-r1'
All Mrxvt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-terms/mrxvt-0.5.3-r2'
All multi-aterm users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-terms/multi-aterm-0.2.1-r1'
All RXVT users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-terms/rxvt-2.7.10-r4'
All rxvt-unicode users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-terms/rxvt-unicode-9.02-r1'
All wterm users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-terms/wterm-6.2.9-r3'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32151 (gentoo_GLSA-200805-03.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1142
CVE-2008-1692