FreeBSD : xterm -- DECRQSS remote command execution vulnerability (d5e1aac8-db0b-11dd-ae30-001cc0377035)

High Nessus Plugin ID 35295


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


SecurityFocus reports :

The xterm program is prone to a remote command-execution vulnerability because it fails to sufficiently validate user input.

Successfully exploiting this issue would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary commands on an affected computer in the context of the affected application.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35295

File Name: freebsd_pkg_d5e1aac8db0b11ddae30001cc0377035.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/01/06

Modified: 2016/05/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:xterm, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/12/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2383

BID: 33060

CWE: 94