Ubuntu 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : vte vulnerability (USN-962-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Janne Snabb discovered that applications using VTE, such as
gnome-terminal, did not correctly filter window and icon title request
escape codes. If a user were tricked into viewing specially crafted
output in their terminal, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary
commands with user privileges.

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 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 47742 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0070
CVE-2010-2713