SuSE 10 Security Update : xterm (ZYPP Patch Number 5898)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

XTerm evaluated various ANSI Escape sequences so that command
execution was possible if an attacker could pipe raw data to an xterm.
(CVE-2008-2383)

(It is usually not recommended to display raw data on an xterm.)

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-2383.html

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 5898.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 41604 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2383

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