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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 47742 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0070