Fedora 8 : xterm-238-1.fc8 (2009-0154)

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update fixes the following security issue: CRLF injection
vulnerability in xterm allows user-assisted attackers to execute
arbitrary commands via LF (aka \n) characters surrounding a command
name within a Device Control Request Status String (DECRQSS) escape
sequence in a text file, a related issue to CVE-2003-0063 and
CVE-2003-0071.

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

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=479000
http://www.nessus.org/u?57cf492a

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: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35391 (fedora_2009-0154.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2383

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