GLSA-200902-04 : xterm: User-assisted arbitrary commands execution

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200902-04
(xterm: User-assisted arbitrary commands execution)

Paul Szabo reported an insufficient input sanitization when processing
Device Control Request Status String (DECRQSS) sequences.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to display a file containing
specially crafted DECRQSS sequences, possibly resulting in the remote
execution of arbitrary commands with the privileges of the user viewing
the file.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All xterm users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-terms/xterm-239'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35675 (gentoo_GLSA-200902-04.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2383