Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : vte (MDVSA-2010:161)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 48428
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been found and corrected in vte :
The vte_sequence_handler_window_manipulation function in vteseq.c in libvte (aka libvte9) in VTE 0.25.1 and earlier, as used in gnome-terminal, does not properly handle escape sequences, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands or obtain potentially sensitive information via a (1) window title or (2) icon title sequence. NOTE: this issue exists because of a CVE-2003-0070 regression (CVE-2010-2713).
The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.