Scientific Linux Security Update : xterm on SL4.x i386/x86_64

Low Nessus Plugin ID 60313


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


A bug was found in the way xterm packages were built that caused the pseudo-terminal device files of the xterm emulated terminals to be owned by the incorrect group. This flaw did not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 4 and earlier. (CVE-2007-2797)


Update the affected xterm package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 60313

File Name: sl_20071115_xterm_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2797