Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : rxvt (MDVSA-2008:161)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 36624


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability in rxvt allowed it to open a terminal on :0 if the environment variable was not set, which could be used by a local user to hijack X11 connections (CVE-2008-1142).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected rxvt and / or rxvt-CJK packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 36624

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-161.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rxvt, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rxvt-CJK, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2008/08/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1142

MDVSA: 2008:161

CWE: 264