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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Important: hanterm-xf security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2009:0019-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0019.html
Issue date: 2009-01-07
CVE Names: CVE-2008-2383
An updated hanterm-xf package to correct a security issue is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 - i386, ia64
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - ia64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1 - i386
Hanterm is a replacement for xterm, a X Window System terminal emulator,
that supports Hangul input and output.
A flaw was found in the Hanterm 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 a Hanterm window. (CVE-2008-2383)
All hanterm-xf users are advised to upgrade to the updated package, which
contains a backported patch to resolve this issue. All running instances of
hanterm must be restarted for the update to take effect.
Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
478888 - CVE-2008-2383 xterm: arbitrary command injection
6. Package List:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 :
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1:
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Copyright 2009 Red Hat, Inc.
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