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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2007:0701

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.

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

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-2797
BugTraq ID: 26710
Bugtraq: 20070823 FLEA-2007-0048-1 xterm (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20070823 rPSA-2007-0169-1 xterm (Google Search)
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