Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : vte (MDVSA-2010:161)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 48428


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


A 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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 48428

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-161.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/08/25

Modified: 2014/12/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64vte-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64vte9, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libvte-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libvte9, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-vte, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:vte, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/08/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2713

BID: 41716

MDVSA: 2010:161