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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.58986
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2007:0701
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2007:0701.

The xterm program is a terminal emulator for the X Window System. It
provides DEC VT102 and Tektronix 4014 compatible terminals for
programs that cannot use the window system directly.

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)

All users of xterm are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a patch to correct this issue.

Solution:
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0701.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#low

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:
2.1

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-2797
BugTraq ID: 26710
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26710
Bugtraq: 20070823 FLEA-2007-0048-1 xterm (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/477632/100/100/threaded
Bugtraq: 20070823 rPSA-2007-0169-1 xterm (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/477469/100/0/threaded
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=349924
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10421
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0701.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/26562
http://secunia.com/advisories/27617
http://secunia.com/advisories/27921
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3066
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