Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : xterm (MDVSA-2009:005)
High Nessus Plugin ID 36977
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been discovered in xterm, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. The vulnerability is caused due to xterm not properly processing the DECRQSS Device Control Request Status String escape sequence. This can be exploited to inject and execute arbitrary shell commands by e.g. tricking a user into displaying a malicious text file containing a specially crafted escape sequence via the more command in xterm (CVE-2008-2383).
The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.
SolutionUpdate the affected xterm package.