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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:0018
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.

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

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-2383
BugTraq ID: 33060
Cert/CC Advisory: TA09-133A
Debian Security Information: DSA-1694 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2009:002 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2009:003 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: xterm-decrqss-code-execution(47655)
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