Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : xterm vulnerabilities (USN-703-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Paul Szabo discovered that the DECRQSS escape sequences were not
handled correctly by xterm. Additionally, window title operations were
also not safely handled. If a user were tricked into viewing a
specially crafted series of characters while in xterm, a remote
attacker could execute arbitrary commands with user privileges.
(CVE-2006-7236, CVE-2008-2382).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected xterm package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37162 ()

Bugtraq ID: 33060

CVE ID: CVE-2006-7236
CVE-2008-2382
CVE-2008-2383