FreeBSD : vte -- Classic terminal title set+query attack (9a8fecef-92c0-11df-b140-0015f2db7bde)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 47752


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


Kees Cook reports :

Janne Snabb discovered that applications using VTE, such as gnome-terminal, did not correctly filter window and icon title request escape codes. If a user were tricked into viewing specially crafted output in their terminal, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary commands with user privileges.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 47752

File Name: freebsd_pkg_9a8fecef92c011dfb1400015f2db7bde.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/07/19

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/07/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/07/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2713