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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
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.
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
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
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)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-2383