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

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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).

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)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37162 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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