This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
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.
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.
See also :
Update the affected hanterm-xf package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 35319 ()
Bugtraq ID: 33060
CVE ID: CVE-2008-2383
The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best website experience. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this - but if you want, you can opt out of all cookies by clicking below.