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

High Nessus Plugin ID 41604


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


XTerm evaluated various ANSI Escape sequences so that command execution was possible if an attacker could pipe raw data to an xterm.

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


Apply ZYPP patch number 5898.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 41604

File Name: suse_xterm-5898.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Modified: 2012/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2383

CWE: 94