Scientific Linux Security Update : xterm on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60516


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


A flaw was found in the xterm handling of Device Control Request Status String (DECRQSS) escape sequences. An attacker could create a malicious text file (or log entry, if unfiltered) that could run arbitrary commands if read by a victim inside an xterm window.


Update the affected xterm package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60516

File Name: sl_20090107_xterm_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

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: 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: 2009/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2383

CWE: 94