Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
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.
Update the affected xterm package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : true