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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.63111
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:0018
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2009:0018.

The xterm program is a terminal emulator for the X Window System.

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. (CVE-2008-2383)

All xterm users are advised to upgrade to the updated package, which
contains a backported patch to resolve this issue. All running instances of
xterm must be restarted for the update to take effect.

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-2009-0018.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

CVSS Score:
9.3

CVSS Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-2383
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/May/msg00002.html
BugTraq ID: 33060
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33060
Cert/CC Advisory: TA09-133A
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-133A.html
Debian Security Information: DSA-1694 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1694
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-January/msg00072.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-January/msg00184.html
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9317
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0018.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0019.html
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1021522
http://secunia.com/advisories/33318
http://secunia.com/advisories/33388
http://secunia.com/advisories/33397
http://secunia.com/advisories/33418
http://secunia.com/advisories/33419
http://secunia.com/advisories/33568
http://secunia.com/advisories/33820
http://secunia.com/advisories/35074
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-254208-1
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2009:002 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-01/msg00004.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2009:003 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-02/msg00000.html
https://usn.ubuntu.com/703-1/
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1297
XForce ISS Database: xterm-decrqss-code-execution(47655)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47655
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